Warriors Overpowered by No. 6 Limestone

Warriors Overpowered by No. 6 Limestone

GAFFNEY, S.C. – Southern Wesleyan struggled offensively as No. 6 Limestone overmatched the Warriors 82-47 on Friday night. The loss ties a season-long fourth straight loss.

For the first time all the season the Warriors failed to have a scorer reach double digits as the team shot just 28.3 percent, the second lowest of the season. Bri Seda led the Warriors with eight points and picked up four steals. The senior also grabbed three rebounds.

Both Chelsie Waters and Christiana Perkins scored seven points each as Waters added four rebounds and four assists and Perkins added three assists and five rebounds. Kristen Smith and Cayse Branyon led the team with six rebounds.

The Warriors did connect on a season-best nine triples in the loss, knocking down 9 of 21, good for 42.9 percent.  Three players – Waters, Brooke Strickland and Kelsey Wheatle – hit two from downtown.

Limestone shot 46 percent from the floor and 35 percent (7 of 20) from long range as they led 40-25 at halftime. Celestra Warren led all players with 21 points and also grabbed six rebounds.

SWU fought back to tie the game at 14-14 early after Limestone grabbed an early 10-3 lead. Strickland hit a three with 9:49 to play in the half to give the Warriors their only lead of the game at 17-16. A 7-0 Limestone run gave them the lead for good.

Strickland's second triple cut the margin back to 23-20 but the Saints closed the half on a 17-5 run to take a 15 point lead into halftime.

The Warriors will look to snap their four game losing streak on Saturday as they make the short trip to Converse. SWU defeated the Valkyries 76-67 back on Jan. 2 in Tysinger.