The East Central University women’s basketball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 79-49 win over St. Gregory’s in non-conference action at the Kerr Activities Center.
Senior Alycea Price earned her first double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while junior Dilan Webster added 12 points and seven boards. The Lady Tigers (2-0) also saw double-digit point performances from seniors Ashley Robison (11), Alex Tucker (11) and junior Erin Walling (10).
Both teams held each other scoreless for the first minute of the game, with the Cavaliers (0-3) earning the first points of the game with 18:40 left to play. ECU then went on an 11-2 run over the next four minutes. The Lady Tigers pushed the lead to eight, with just over 12 minutes left to play, when SGU used a 9-1 run to tie the game at 18, with nine minutes on the clock.
ECU then stepped up the pressure and went on a 19-7 run over the rest of the first half for a 37-25 lead heading into the locker room.
The Lady Tigers continued the pressure at the start of the second half, pushing out to a 17-point advantage (46-29), with 14:22 remaining. However, the Cavaliers had one final fight in them, as they used a 15-2 run to cut the deficit to seven (51-44).
ECU quickly regained its composure and pushed the lead back out to as many as 30 at the end of the game for the 79-49 win.
Both teams made the most of their shot attempts for the game, with the Lady Tigers hitting 47.5 (29-of-61) percent of their shots and SGU 41.3 (19-of-46) percent. One of the key differences came on points off turnovers, where ECU tallied 22 to nine by the Cavaliers.
The Lady Tigers also earned a 42-25 advantage in the rebounding column, bolstered by a 17-5 mark in the offensive column.
ECU will remain at home for the third of five-straight home games to open the 2013-14 season. The Lady Tigers will host Rogers State, Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. as part of the first double-header with the men’s team, who will battle Dallas Baptist at 4 p.m.