January 12, 2013

Balanced Scoring Effort Helps Royals Dominate Gophers

19-2 Run Opens Up Royal Lead in First Half

SCRANTON, Pa. — Scranton received scoring contributions from 14 players and played stifling defense on its way to a 85-38 victory.

Before the game even started, Scranton (11-4, 3-1 Landmark) found itself in the lead due to an administrative technical foul assessed against Goucher (5-9, 1-3 Landmark).

Opening the scoring during the course of regular play was Olivia Nono (Silver Spring, Md./Montgomery Blair), who hit a jumper to give the Gophers their only lead of the game at 2-1.

After a basket and free throw from the Royals, Amaka Ezeani (Silver Spring, Md./Paint Branch) leveled the score at 4-4. Ezeani matched career highs with eight points and six rebounds.

Responding to the level score, the Royals went on a 9-0 run, taking the lead they would never again relinquish.

When the Gophers pulled back within a single possession, a 19-2 run near the end of the first half helped put the game out of reach.

The Royals outscored the Gophers 47-22 in the second half.

Sharnell Huff (Bowie, Md./Bowie) was the only Goucher player in double figures, scoring 10 points.

India Perkins (Brentwood, Md./Bladensburg) and TaQuasia Lambert (Brooklyn, N.Y./Patapsco) matched a Ezeani for the team lead in rebounds with six.