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Colonels snap skid in 74-51 victory over SAA rival Rhodes

Colonels snap skid in 74-51 victory over SAA rival Rhodes

DANVILLE, Ky. – Centre women's basketball got a game-high 21 points from sophomore Kat Wilson and overcame an early deficit to defeat Rhodes, 74-51, Sunday inside Alumni Gymnasium during Southern Athletic Association (SAA) play.

The Colonels, who trailed 16-9 after one quarter, turned it up offensively in the final three periods, snapping their five-game skid while avenging last week's 75-62 defeat in Memphis, Tenn.

Centre improves to 13-6 overall and 4-5 in-conference, while Rhodes slides to 12-7 (5-4).

The visiting Lynx took advantage in the opening quarter by limiting Centre to just 27 percent shooting from the floor while also forcing five turnovers.

The Colonels responded in the second period, using an 11-4 run to pull even at 24-24 – the game's first tie.

Wilson (Suwanee, Ga.) played a major role in Centre's second-quarter surge, scoring 11 points during the frame.

Rhodes carried a slight 29-28 lead into the half, but could not keep up in the pivotal third quarter.

Centre outscored its guests 20-5 during the period, forcing seven turnovers and holding Rhodes to just 2-for-12 from the field.

The Colonels, meanwhile, got 11 points combined from juniors Abigail Stewart (LaGrange, Ky.) and Madison Rice (Knoxville, Tenn.) and shot 6 of 10 overall to lead 48-34 heading to the fourth.

Centre wouldn't let up, netting 26 points in the final quarter – getting eight apiece from Wilson and freshman Abigail Wehby (Brentwood, Tenn.).

Stewart followed Wilson with 14 points, and Rice totaled 11 with a team-high eight rebounds.

The Colonels held Rhodes to 31 percent shooting overall and only 2 of 14 from 3-point range.

On offense, Centre went 25-for-48 (51%) from the field and a sharp 7 of 12 from beyond the arc.

The Colonels hit the road for their final SAA weekend away from home next week, meeting Birmingham Southern Friday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. ET. Centre defeated the Panthers 63-39 earlier this season.