CENTRAL, S.C. – A cold shooting night coupled with an Erskine 19-3 run to start the second half sent the Southern Wesleyan women's basketball to their third straight loss as the Flying Fleet prevailed 90-68 in a matchup of Conference Carolinas schools.
The Warriors shot just 32 percent from the floor in the game and just 33 percent in the first half but still managed to lead 38-34 at the break. SWU (1-3, 0-2 CC) had the benefit of 18 free throw attempts in the first half, making 14 as Erskine (3-3, 1-1 CC) was whistled for 18 first-half fouls. There were 53 fouls called in the game with 56 free throw attempts.
Erskine jumped on the Warriors early in the second half with a 19-3 run to turn a four-point deficit into a 12-point lead at 53-41. SWU started the half 1-for-6 from the floor with seven turnovers during that run that lasted nearly six minutes.
Bri Seda led the Warriors with 13 points as three players reached double digits. Seda shot just 5-of-12 from the floor in the game but made 7-of-8 from the free throw line. Cayse Branyon did most of her damage from the line as well, scoring seven of her nine points at the free throw line. Brooke Strickland and Kristen Smith each scored 11 points for the Warriors.
SWU grabbed just 39 rebounds as the Flying Fleet pulled down 51, both teams had 15 offensive rebounds. Erskine dominated inside, scoring 48 points in the paint to just 20 for the Warriors. In the second half comeback the Flying Fleet kept feeding the post and kept scoring as Tara Potter led the team with 28 points and 10 rebounds in just 22 minutes off the bench.
The Warriors will not be back in action until December 2 at Belmont Abbey. SWU returns home on December 4 to host Bob Jones in the final home game of the semester.