Savoy scores career-high to lead women's basketball past Lancaster Bible

Mia Savoy (photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)
Mia Savoy (photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)

LANCASTER, Pa. - Hood College's Mia Savoy scored a career-high 32 points to lead the Blazers to an 81-74 win at Lancaster Bible College in non-conference action. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Savoy scored the most points for a Hood women's basketball player since Jen Willison's school-record 39 in November 2008. Savoy hit 11 of 22 field goals, including 3 of 8 from 3-point range, and grabbed seven rebounds. Her 32 points are tied for the fourth-most in a single game at Hood.
  • Ebony Pitt was a perfect 4 for 4 on 3-point field goals and scored 18 points. 
  • Maggie Tien scored 10 points, Tamiya Ford grabbed nine rebounds and Laura Vetter added five assists. 
  • Pitt, Savoy and Tien combined to hit 10 of the Blazers' 11 3-pointers in the game, one shy of Hood's single-game record. The Blazers hit 11 of 27 attempts in the game (41 percent). It ranks fourth in single game 3-point percentage in Hood's record book (minimum 10 made).
  • The Blazers committed only five turnovers in the contest, the fewest in a contest since a five-turnover performance against Chatham in February 2003. 

How it Happened

  • A 3-pointer by Savoy gave the Blazers a 57-46 lead at the end of the third quarter before the Chargers rallied with a 17-5 run to open the fourth. Caitlin Hickey and Hope Hodges combined for 14 points in the run but it was a 3-point play by Courtney Goyak that put LBC ahead 63-62 with 5:27 to play. Hood turned to Savoy at the other end and she hit a jumper 11 seconds later to reclaim the advantage for the Blazers. Pitt hit a pair of threes over the next three minutes as Hood stretched the lead back to seven, 75-68, with 2:05 remaining. 
  • After leading 30-23 at halftime, Savoy scored 14 in the third period as the Blazers expanded the lead to 11 points entering the fourth. 
  • Hood shot just 20 percent in the first period but shot 50 percent over the final three quarters.   

Notes

  • Hickey did her best to match Savoy, finishing with 27 points for the Chargers on 12 of 23 shooting.
  • Goyak became LBC's all-time leading rebounder and scored her 1,000th career point in the contest, ending the evening with 13 points and 16 boards. 

Up Next

The Blazers will look to stay in the win column when they travel to Lebanon Valley for a Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth contest on December 15.  

 

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