For the first time in program history, the Lady Eagles faced the New College of Florida Mighty Banyans. After a two-game road trip to Tennessee and Kentucky, the Lady Eagles took home court for the first time in 57 days. After a closely contested and high-scoring first quarter, the Lady Eagles were able to pull off the 24-point victory over the Mighty Banyans.
With the first quarter having a combined 43 points, 46% FG shooting, and 17 made FGs between the two teams the score stood at 23-20 with the Lady Eagles holding an early lead. However, the second quarter was the polar opposite… with a combined 11 points, 12% FG shooting, and 4 made FGs the halftime score stood at 32-22 with the Lady Eagles still holding a large but slightly underwhelming 10-point lead.
As the third quarter began, the Lady Eagles rediscovered the offensive successes from their first quarter. With 9 made FGs and 4 steals the offense and defense were both evident in the third quarter. After outscoring the Banyans by 11 in the third, the Lady Eagles were able to breathe easy in the fourth quarter. With 15 different players getting minutes in the fourth, the Lady Eagles still outscored the Banyans 22-19 in the fourth and sealed the 75-51 victory over their new opponent.
Offensively, the Lady Eagles were led by Jenna Wolford and Sky Boyd who both contributed 17 points and combined for 12-28 FG shooting, 5-5 FT shooting, and 5-13 3PT shooting. Although she did not lead the scoring column, Kristin Mentzer still locked in a 13 point, 4 steal, 3 assist game that helped propel the team to their 17th victory of the season.