The Lady Jackets were sharp once again, winning their fifth straight game Thursday night, Jan. 14, at home against non-conference opponent Wilberforce, 79-39.
The Jackets played well and doubled up the visitors at halftime, 42-21. Senior Kaysie Brittenham, who had 10 points and three steals in the game, finished a nice lefty layup in traffic just before the buzzer sounded.
Cedarville played competitive defense throughout the second half, and for the first time this season, the Lady Jackets held a team to under 40 points. Wilberforce shot 24 percent from the field and committed 21 turnovers, compared to Cedarville’s 43 percent and 12 giveaways.
Cedarville did most of its damage near the hoop, scoring 44 of its 79 points in the paint, and grabbed 48 team rebounds en route to a big victory.
Three other Lady Jackets joined Brittenham in double figures. Forwards Kayla Linkous, a senior, and Emily Williams, a sophomore, had 14 and 11 points, respectively. Sophomore center Breanne Watterworth also scored 11 and added eight rebounds. Sophomore guard Abby Wolford led the team with six assists.
The Lady Jackets moved to 12-5 in the season and remain 4-0 in conference play. They take on Bluefield State at home 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.
Dave Guidone is a senior social studies education major and sports reporter for Cedars. His hobbies include eating, snacking, shooting hoops and laughing. Hebrews 13:8.