Milligan College women’s basketball cruises to win in Florida

LAKE WALES, Fla. (Dec. 14, 2016) – Hayley Wyrick led the No. 23 Milligan College women’s basketball team with 19 points in a runaway victory, 82-46, over Warner University Wednesday night in the Sunshine State.

Wyrick’s 19 points came on 7-of-13 shooting from the field and 2-of-4 shooting from 3-point territory. The senior was one of four Buffs in double figures as Milligan put together a team effort to get back on the winning track. Sarah Robinson (12), Lindsee Price (10) and Morgan Gose (10) joined Wyrick in double figures.

Milligan (10-5, 6-1 AAC), which had dug a 10-0 hole in a loss against Webber International one day prior, jumped out on top in Wednesday’s game. The Buffs scored the first 10 points in this one as part of an opening sequence which saw them lead 23-5 partway through the first quarter.

Mackenzie Raizor scored Milligan’s first two baskets, one on a 3-pointer, and Milligan never looked back. The Buffs eventually led 46-17 at the half and still had the score doubled late in the third quarter with a 61-30 advantage.

Wyrick added eight rebounds and four assists to her 19 points while Robinson recorded her eighth double-double of the season with 10 rebounds. Price, who ranks No. 2 in NAIA in assists, neared the triple-double mark once again with nine rebounds and seven assists to only two turnovers.

Other Buffs with a solid night were Cassidy Anderson with six points, four assists and no turnovers, and Raizor who had six points and six rebounds.

Warner (5-8) was led by Kayla Guerrero who scored nine points off the bench. Seven other Royals entered the scoring column but none reached double figures.

Milligan’s next game will be the final game of the 2016 calendar year as the Buffs travel to Longwood University for a game on New Year’s Eve. The Buffs will be back home for the resumption of Appalachian Athletic Conference play on Saturday, Jan. 7.

BY MILLIGAN

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