Lions Clamp Down on Fire, 54-40
December 3, 2011
Big Second Half By Chelsea Williams Does in SEU
ST. LEO, Fla.--Southeastern University fell to St. Leo University, 54-40, Saturday afternoon as they played their first game in more than 12 days.
It was also SEU's sixth straight game away from home, and the rust soon became apparent in the first half. Southeastern shot a dismal 21% from the floor, but despite being ice cold from outside the Fire found themselves trailing just 18-13 at the half. This was mainly due to some tough defense by the Fire, holding the Lions to just 6-for-23 from the field, for 26% shooting for the half. The SEU defense also forced 11 turnovers in the half.
St. Leo's Chelsea Williams was the difference in the game, scoring 14 second half points on 6-of-12 shooting to help the Lions pull away. She also grabbed seven rebounds as the Lions pounded the glass in the second half, grabbing 11 offensive rebounds.
St. Leo (5-0) finished the game with a major advantage on the boards, pulling down 47 rebounds compared to just 24 boards for the Fire.
Williams finished her night with 20 points and eight rebounds. Christina Granville scored seven points and grabbed a game high nine rebounds.
Southeastern was led by Nadia Givens 15 points, as she connected on three three-point field goals. She also added three steals and two assists.
Ciara Carter chipped in with 10 points and four rebounds.
Southeastern (1-6) will be back at home versus Lawerence University, Wednesday night, at 7:00 p.m.