Lady Cougars Start 2023 with Crossroads League Win over Saint Francis

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio. – The Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s basketball team (8-8, 3-3 CL) started the new year with a win over the University of Saint Francis (8-8, 4-2 CL) by a score of 69-65 on Wednesday evening, January 4 in Ariel Arena.

The Lady Cougars were in control throughout the game. At halftime, the hosts led Saint Francis by a score of 38-28. The second half saw the visitors storm back late in the game to make it close, but the Lady Cougars held out and Madelyn Lawson’s free throw at the end sealed the 69-65 win for MVNU.

MVNU did a great job taking care of the ball as it had a season low four turnovers to 16 assists on the evening. Great ball movement offensively led to plenty of open looks from three. The Lady Cougars hit 11 threes in the game.

Inside the Box Score

Sage Brannon had a huge game off the bench, scoring a game-high 21 points and grabbing six rebounds.

Maggie Coe scored 18 points and added four assists. She had five threes for MVNU.

Peyton Davis scored nine points and contributed with two assists.

Emily Walker scored six points and controlled the offense, dishing out a game-high eight assists.

Lawson scored four points and snatched nine rebounds, while also picking up a steal and a block.

What’s Next

The Lady Cougars are back in action on Saturday, January 7 as they travel to Spring Arbor University for a 1:00pm faceoff with the Cougars.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education both in-seat and online to nearly 2,000 students from 25 states and 11 foreign countries.

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