Bears Lock In Spot for #ASunWBB Championship

Saturday, February 09, 2013

MACON, Ga. – Mercer defeated North Florida to clinch a spot in the 2013 General Shale Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Championship, while FGCU, Kennesaw State, Northern Kentucky and Stetson all secured wins on Saturday.

The Bears return to the conference tournament after a two-year absence, while the Hatters nine-point win vs. ETSU extended its home-winning streak to 15 games. KSU also tallied its second conference victory with a six-point victory vs. Jacksonville.

Lipscomb's Hannah Phillips posted 22 points in the loss to NKU, but passed the 1,000 point plateau in the process; making her the 100th student-athlete to achieve the feat in conference history.

Women's Basketball Contests
• Mercer 51, North Florida 49
• Stetson 74, ETSU 65
• Kennesaw State 57, Jacksonville 51
• Northern Kentucky 75, Lipscomb 58
• FGCU 72, USC Upstate 49

Top-Three Points
1. Kayla Thacker, Northern Kentucky – 23 points
T2. Hannah Phillips, Lipscomb – 22 points
T2. Ellen Holton, Northern Kentucky – 22 points

Top-Three Rebounds
1. Tiana Burley, ETSU – 12 rebounds
2. Ellen Holton, Northern Kentucky – 11 rebounds
3. Chelsea Mason, Kennesaw State – 10 rebounds

Top-Three Assists
1. Sharnea Boykin, Mercer – 9 assists
2. Ashley Holliday, Kennesaw State – 8 assists
3. Rianna Gayheart, Northern Kentucky – 7 assists

Top-Three Steals
T1. Victoria McGowan, C.J. Coddington; Stetson – 4 steals
T1. Brittany Kennedy, FGCU – 4 steals

Top-Three Blocks
T1. Ten tied with two blocks

Atlantic Sun women's basketball continues on Monday with four contests.

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