MARS HILL, N.C. – The Anderson University women's basketball team led South Atlantic Conference opponent Mars Hill wire-to-wire in route to a, 72-42, road victory on Wednesday evening in Mars Hill, N.C.
With the win, Anderson improves to 17-8 overall and 11-6 in conference action while Mars Hill drops to 1-24 overall and 0-17 in SAC play.
Anderson placed two players in double-figures with all 14 Trojans logging minutes in the 30-point victory. Junior Ace Easter and sophomore Alexy Mollenhauer shared team-high honors scoring 13 points apiece.
Sophomore Madison Baggett chipped in nine points, dished out seven assists and pulled down five rebounds. Senior Jasmine Raynor scored six points on 3-of-5 shooting. Raynor grabbed four rebounds, dished out three assists and was credited with a steal. Junior Erika Martin ripped down a team-high eight rebounds in just 15 minutes of action.
Mars Hill placed two players in double-figures with Cierra Hampton recording a double-double (11 pts, 10 rbs). Valeriya Pokrovskaya chipped in 10 points for the Lions. On the boards, Jewel Walston pulled down 10 rebounds while adding eight points to her stat-line.
Anderson led wire-to-wire using a 17-0 run to begin the game to propel them to victory.
-Anderson outrebounded Mars Hill 46-27.
-The Trojans are 13-4 when they outrebound their opponent.
-AU's Dillard is 17 rebounds shy of becoming Anderson all-time career leader in total rebounds.
-All 14 Trojans logged at least 3 minutes or more of playing time.
-The first NCAA Regional Rankings were released late this afternoon with Anderson claiming the seventh spot.
Anderson finishes up its final regular season road contest when it travel to SAC foe Wingate on Saturday. Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m.