Posted: Thursday Jan 26, 2012
Senior guard Emily Fenton matched her career high with 23 points and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career as Saint Vincent rolled to a 74-45 win over Chatham in Presidents' Athletic Conference action at the Carey Center.
The Bearcats came out firing on all cylinders, scoring the game's first 13 points. The 13-0 run began when freshman guard Elle Collins pulled up from beyond-the-arc and knocked down the game's opening shot. Less than a minute later, junior forward Devin McGrath contributed four points in less than 30 seconds to give Saint Vincent a 7-0 lead less than three minutes into the contest.
Chatham ended the run with 14:52 to play in the first half when Julianne Speeney converted both of her shots at the charity stripe.
Fenton started off her scoring with 8:18 remaining in the first half when she converted an old-fashioned three-point play that extended the Bearcat lead to 18 points, 23-5. She ended the first half with 11 points and helped the Bearcats take a 39-18 lead into the break.
The second half started just as the first half did, but instead of Collins making a deep three, Fenton found the bottom of the net from deep for the half's first points.
With 15:23 left in regulation, Fenton launched a deep three-pointer from right in front of the Saint Vincent bench and etched her name in the record books eclipsing the 1,000 point mark for her career.
The Bearcats continued to build on their lead in the second half, never letting the Cougars within 20 points and the hosts finished the game on a 13-0 run.
Junior forward Devin McGrath and senior forward Brittany Sedlock also scored in double digits for the Bearcats, each scoring 12 points.
Chatham's Carly Zelenak and Marguerite Sargent led the Cougars scoring 13 and 10 points, respectively.
Saint Vincent improves to 15-3 on the season with a 10-1 record in the PAC. With the loss, Chatham falls to 3-15 overall with an 0-11 mark in the conference.
The Bearcats return to action on Saturday, Jan. 28, traveling to Grove City for a 1 p.m. tip-off against the Wolverines. The game will be broadcast on the PAC Sports Network as part of the league's Game of the Week slate. Fans can listen online by visiting www.pacstream.net.