WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS MARY BALDWIN

The women’s basketball team earned its third straight win on Saturday, Dec. 15, with a 76-41 non-league victory over former USA South Conference foe Mary Baldwin College. The Hornets (4-6) scored just three seconds into the game and never looked back against the short-handed Squirrels (0-7).

The Hornets, who led 30-21 at halftime, scored the first 10 points of the second and 13 of the initial 15 points of the stanza to clinch the contest. Freshman Imani Heggins, who was one of three Shenandoah players in double figures with 11 points, scored the first eight points of the second in a span of 2:58. The lead remained at least 16 points for the remainder of the game and reached 36 points with 2:25 remaining.

Junior Sarah D’Amico led the victors with 12 points, with Heggins and Holly Chittenden adding 11. Junior Crystal Petrus had a game and career-high 10 rebounds. Petrus’ 10 boards doubles her previous career-best. Shenandoah plays its final game of 2012 today, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. in Shingleton Gymnasium with a non-league contest against St. Mary’s of Maryland.