Lady Bears roll Brescia

The Shawnee State University women’s basketball team got its ninth win in a row on Monday night, defeating Brescia (Ky.) 104-53.

The Bears and Bearcats played a tight first quarter that included five ties and nine lead changes.

Lydia Poe would hit a shot with eight seconds left in the quarter to put SSU up 19-18 to end the quarter.

After going down four early in the second quarter, Shawnee State would reassert control on the game and push the lead to 10, 42-32 to end the half.

The Bears would explore in the third quarter, starting the period on a 20-0 run to push the lead to 62-32.

The lead would be 36 by the end of the quarter.

The fourth quarter was again all Bears as the Bears would stifle Brescia and settle at the final margin of 51 points.

Jonessa Moore would lead all scorers with 21 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Bears.

Ashton Lovely would add 18 points and Poe 15.

Jen Arnzen of Portsmouth scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds for a double-double.

Aaliyah Rodgers scored 13 points to lead Brescia, with Becca Somers adding 11.

With the win, Shawnee State improves to 9-0 on the season, their best start since 2008-09.

Brescia is now 1-8 after the loss.

Shawnee State returns to action on Saturday, Nov. 26 when it opens Mid-South Conference play against No. 17 Pikeville.

Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.