Montgomery, AL – Southern Wesleyan dropped the non-conference game to the Auburn Montgomery Warhawks in an 81-54 final on Saturday afternoon.
Southern Wesleyan shot 35.7% from the field and went 83.3% at the free throw line in the loss. Denisha Hall led the Warriors with 16 points, with Aneysa Williams following with 11. Lisana Burnett led the team with three of the 11 assists.
The Warriors recorded 23 rebounds in the loss, with Lisana Burnett leading the team with six. Denisha Hall followed with five. The Warriors recorded eight steals, with Burnett leading the way with three. Emily Waters had the lone block.
Final: Auburn Montgomery 81, Southern Wesleyan 54
Records: Southern Wesleyan (0-3) Auburn Montgomery (3-1)
How It Happened
Southern Wesleyan kicked off the game as Lonesha Lee passed the ball to Lisana Burnett who put it up to put the Warriors on top of the Warhawks 2-0. The Warriors continued to push ahead as Emily Waters and Burnett sunk baskets to give them a six point lead. Auburn Montgomery countered with back-to-back baskets, but a jump shot by Denisha Hall allowed the Warriors to maintain the lead. The Warhawks challenged right back to take the lead on a layup by Victoria Morales, but a 3-point shot by Brooke Henricks put Southern Wesleyan right back on top 13-9.
Auburn Montgomery charged out of the gates in the second quarter as Catlin Carter made a 3-pointer and Roni Richardson made a jump shot to put the Warhawks ahead of the Warriors 15-25. Aneysa Williams made free throws to put the Warriors down ten with just over eight minutes left in the second quarter. Lisana Burnett scored the Warriors fifth point of the quarter on a jump shot off a pass from Waters. Despite last second shots by Williams and Waters, the Warriors tailed the Warhawks 27-43 at the half.
The Warhawks continued the pressure in the third as Jordan Brewster made a 3-point shot. They continued to keep the Warriors off the board until Denisha Hall made a layup to put the Warriors down 29-52. Southern Wesleyan continued push back with a second basket by Hall and a 3-pointer by Brooke Henricks. However, Auburn Montgomery continued to pull away. A layup by Henricks put the Warriors down 20 points to the Warhawks.
A three point jump shot by Caroline Reese kicked off the final quarter for Southern Wesleyan. The Warriors continued to pressure as Denisha Hall made a layup to put the Warriors within seventeen points of their opponents. However, the Warhawks regained their twenty point advantage on a three pointer by Catlin Carter. Auburn Montgomery won the game in an 81-54 final score.
Southern Wesleyan will remain on the road on November 20 as they take on the USC Aiken Pacers at 5:30 p.m. They will then kick-off Conference Carolinas action on the road against the University of Mount Olive Trojans at 2 p.m. on November 23. The Warriors will return to Tysinger Gymnasium to host the North Greenville Crusaders on November 26 at 5:30 p.m.