Winthrop women's basketball team routs Longwood for fourthth straight victory

The HeraldFebruary 11, 2009 

Winthrop won its fourth straight Tuesday with a 73-50 victory over Longwood on Tuesday at the Winthrop Coliseum.

Winthrop (11-11) was strong defensively, forcing 20 turnovers and holding Longwood to just 33 percent shooting. The Lady Eagles dominated the glass 37-26 and shot the ball well the entire game, finishing at 51 percent. Winthrop went 10-for-21 from 3-point range. It's also the second straight in which Winthrop held its opponent under 10 points for the first 15 minutes.

Trailing by 27 at the half, Longwood (6-16) put up a fight in the second half, but Winthrop wouldn't budge. The Lancers cut the lead to 16 with 14:37 to go, but the Lady Eagles quickly pushed the lead back to 25 four minutes later after Yvonne van Daalen connected on her second three of the game.

"That first half was fantastic," said Winthrop coach Bud Childers, who now moves within seven wins of become the school's all-time leader in wins. "Except for the turnovers, we played well. We moved the ball well and our defense was all over the place. We've been playing so hard here lately and our chemistry is getting better."

Jessica Fansler led the Lady Eagles with 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting and Ashley Fann had 15 points and seven rebounds. Tiffany Rodd finished with 13 points and five rebounds.

Winthrop returns to action on Saturday as it visits Radford at 3 p.m. It will then take on Liberty on the road Monday at 7 p.m.

WINTHROP 73, LONGWOOD 50

LONGWOOD (6-16)

Sierra Fletcher 3-8 6-8 13; Krystal Garrison 3-8 1-2 7; Cierra Baker 3-6 1-2 7; Emma Zieverink 3-6 0-2 7; Anna Steg 1-3 3-7 5; Becky Fernandes 1-10 2-2 4; Lindsey Martin 1-1 0-0 3; Morgan Smith 0-0 2-2 2; Amber Sims 1-4 0-0 2; Brittanni Billups 0-0 0-0 0; Kayla Loughner 0-1 0-0 0; Brooke Long 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 16-49 15-25 50.

WINTHROP (11-11)

Jessica Fansler 5-9 2-2 16; Ashley Fann 5-6 5-8 15; Tiffany Rodd 4-10 1-2 13; Yvonne van Daalen 2-4 2-2 8; Shelly Hankins 3-5 1-2 7; Tiffany Brown 3-8 0-0 6; Shanice Cole 2-3 0-1 4; Ashley Haugtvedt 1-1 0-0 2; TaQuoia Hammick 0-1 2-2 2; Sarah Scott 0-0 0-0 0; Ashley Cox 0-0 0-0 0; Kathi Ryska 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 25-49 13-19 73.

3-pointers -- Longwood 3-13 (Zieverink 1-2; Martin 1-1; Fletcher 1-4; Fernandes 0-1; Loughner 0-1; Long 0-2; Garrison 0-2), Winthrop 10-21 (Fansler 4-6; Rodd 4-8; van Daalen 2-3; Brown 0-1; Ryska 0-1; Hankins 0-2). Fouled out -- Longwood: None; Winthrop: None. Rebounds -- Longwood 26 (Steg 6), Winthrop 37 (Cole 7; Fann 7). Assists -- Longwood 6 (Fernandes 2), Winthrop 17 (Cole 5). Total fouls -- Longwood 15, Winthrop 21. Technical fouls -- Longwood: None; Winthrop: None. A -- 348.

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