Centre women roll to 81-49 victory over Sewanee

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The Centre women's basketball team turned in another dominant performance, extending its winning streak to 16 games with an 81-49 victory over Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference opponent Sewanee on Saturday in Danville, Ky.

The Colonels jumped out to an early lead in the game and never trailed, improving their record to 19-1 and staying perfect in SCAC play at 12-0. Sewanee falls to 9-11 overall with a 3-9 mark in the conference.

After recording a triple double in a win over Southwestern two weeks ago, Centre's senior point guard Maggie Prewitt (Mount Sterling, Ky.) flirted with another, posting a stat line of 13 points, nine rebounds and nine assists while also adding four steals. Chelsea Benham (Taswell, Ind.) also contributed 13 points and nine boards while Bridget Winstead (Franklin, Tenn.) joined the two in double figures with 11 points.

When Sewanee tied the game at eight in the early moments, it was Prewitt who helped Centre take control by scoring the next eight points to start a 17-2 run. After that point, the Tigers would get the margin to single digits just once, at 32-24.

The Colonels took a 37-26 lead to halftime, then pulled away further when Winstead scored six consecutive points to key a 13-0 run to start the second half. The surge made the score 50-26 in favor of the Colonels, who went on to build a lead as big as 34 points after a late 11-0 run. 

In all, 17 players saw action and 12 scored for Centre, which welcomed the opportunity to spread minutes around following two games in Texas and a rare mid-week game against Spalding on Wednesday. The Colonels were hot from everywhere, shooting 53 percent (28-of-53) overall, 55 percent (11-of-20) from 3-point range and a perfect 14-of-14 from the line while holding Sewanee to 33 percent (19-of-57) overall and 16 percent (4-of-25) from outside. Centre also held a 38-26 rebounding advantage.

Centre returns to action Friday when it begins its final road trip of the regular season at Birmingham Southern before traveling to Oglethorpe on Sunday.