BALTIMORE, Md. – A fast start and sharp shooting from beyond the three-point line propels the Wesley College women's basketball team to a 76-48 victory on the road over the Notre Dame (Md.) Gators on Tuesday.
Wesley stifled the Notre Dame offense right out of the gates. After trading baskets back-and-forth, Wesley ended the first quarter on a 17-2 run, knocking down 6-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from beyond the three-point line.
Wesley continued their torrid shooting the second quarter, taking a 42-16 lead into the half. As a team, Wesley shot 60 percent (15-25) and 8-of-13 from three. Wesley held Notre Dame to 6-of-34 shooting in the first half.
Notre Dame would come out on a 9-0 run to start the second half, but Wesley turned the pressure back on and would pull away from the Gators to cruise to the 28-point victory.
Monshea Newsome-Murray recorded the first triple-double in Wesley women's basketball history as she tallied 14 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Newsome-Murray shot 6-of-11 from the field and added a steal.
Shelby Johnson recorded a career-high 23 rebounds and scored 14 points for her second double-double of the season. Of her 23 rebounds, nine of which were on the offensive glass. She also registered a pair of assists and a block.
Sydney Pedersen led all scorers with a career-best 23 points. She nailed five 3-pointers and was 7-of-9 from the field.
Keyeria Dawson and Adrianna Fletcher each had nine points for Notre Dame.
Wesley will be back at home on Saturday when they host the Bryn Athyn Lions. The game from Wentworth Gymnasium is set for 1 p.m.