Stephens basketball team rolls in St. Louis

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 | 11:17 p.m. CST

The Stephens women's basketball team defeated St. Louis College of Pharmacy for the second time this season, routing the Eutectics 79-33 on Wednesday in St. Louis. The Stars also beat the Eutectics 80-33 in the first round of last month’s Stephens Tipoff Tournament.

After playing to a 28-18 halftime lead, the Stars (2-5) shot 54 percent from the field and 53 percent from 3-point range in the second half.

“In the first half we struggled to get looks against their zone defense and forced shots,” Stephens coach Bill Bixon said. “In the second half we were patient, worked the ball around a little bit better and found the open shooter.

Stephens freshman guard Rebecca Brannon shot 5-of-9 from 3-point range and scored a career-high 19 points. Cara Leis scored 15 points and had two steals, while Danielle Caldwell had 13 points and five assists. Megan Sheffield had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Davielle McCoy also scored 12.

The Eutectics (0-6) turned over the ball 24 times. McCoy had four steals, and Brittany Tutt had three. Every Stephens player had at least one steal.

Stephens plays next against Manhattan Christian College at 2 p.m. Saturday at Silverthorne Arena.

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