GREENVILLE, Ill. - The women's basketball team topped MacMurray 82-66 at home on Monday night to keep their perfect SLIAC record intact and capture their 17th win in 20 games.
Greenville took control of the game in the first half, taking a 52-18 lead to halftime. The Panthers outscored MacMurray 29-10 in the first quarter and 23-8 in the second.
MacMurray tightened the game in the second half, but Greenville still led 64-39. Greenville permitted 27 points in the fourth quarter and held on for a 16 point win.
Emily Brandland finished as Greenville's top scorer for the second time this season with 17 points in the contest. Brandland made 5-of-10 field goal attempts, including one three-pointer, and all six of her free throw attempts. Her 17 point outing surpassed her total of 16 in the team's November game against Eureka.
Greenville held a 41-26 advantage in rebounds, led by St. James with eight.
Brittany Lopez found a way to create scoring opportunities for her teammates as she ended with eight assists and helped GU with two steals.
THe Panthers (17-3, 11-0 SLIAC) travel to Spalding for a game at 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT on Wednesday in a matchup of the first and second place teams.