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The women’s basketball team kept up the pace, winning their season opener 64-48 against Anna Maria College. Sophomore Samira Sangare helped with keeping things moving, scoring 12 points to go along with four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Sophomore Lilly Shlimon added ten of her own points and seven rebounds off the bench. Juniors Kenzie Bennett and Hien Thach each scored nine points.
The Owls took a minute to get their footing, but soon began to pull away. Layups from Bennett and Mitchell made it a 21-10 game with 6:13 left until halftime. A buzzer-beating layup following a steal for McPadden made it a 19-point lead (31-12) going into the locker room.
The Owls maintained a double-digit lead for the entirety of the second half. Two early baskets from Sangare, as well as one from sophomore Tamra Gonyea gave the Owls a game-high 37-14 lead. Bennett added another layup and a triple at the 4:14 mark, which crushed the Amcats momentum. The Owls kept at it during the fourth. Two buckets from sophomore Abby Thut and one from Thach made it 55-37 with 6:45 to go. The Owls closed out their season opener with a 64-48 victory.
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