Rolla, Mo. – Missouri S&T's women's basketball team rolled to a 105-61 win over St. Louis College of Pharmacy in an exhibition contest on Sunday afternoon. The Lady Miners had 10 different players register points and four of those finished in double figures led by Michelle Borgen (Tinley Park, Illinois/Andrew) with 23 points.
S&T shot 52 percent from the floor in the opening quarter but were unable to shake the Eutectics as it only led by five with 5:11 to go in the period. The Lady Miners closed the stanza strong with a 13-4 run behind four points from Janie Arand (Washington, Mo./St. Francis Borgia) and three from Joe'l Bland (St. Charles, Mo./Homeschooled).
The Euts cut the lead 31-18 after an old-fashioned three-point play from Morgan Dermody with 8:09 left in the second frame but S&T wouldn't allow them to get any closer as it outscored them 20-9 over the final eight minutes to take a 24 point lead into the locker room.
The Lady Miners shot 48 percent from the floor in the opening half and hit 6 of 13 attempts from downtown. Arand led all scorers with 18 points in the half while Borgen chipped in with 11. S&T held a 28-15 advantage on the glass.
The Lady Miners continued their hot shooting in the third quarter connecting on 57 percent of their attempts from the floor and outscored the Eutectics 29-16 in the frame. Borgen scored eight of 23 points in the quarter while Marta Durk (O'Fallon, Ill./O'Fallon Township) scored 10 of her 15 points in the frame.
S&T led by as many 49 points after a layup from Kim Runge (Freedom, Wis./Freedom) with 5:28 to play in the game. The Euts outscored the Lady Miners 13-8 over the final five minutes behind seven points from Morgan Rose and four points from Dermody.
S&T finished the contest shooting 51 percent from the floor, made 11 of 24 attempts from three and were 12-for-14 at the foul line. It had a 53-24 advantage on the boards and had 23 assists on 41 made field goals. Joining Borgen in double figures was Arand with 21 points, Durk added 15 and Jordan Kabetske (Republic, Mo./Republic) dropped in 10.
Allison Dewald and Rose led the Eutectics with 22 and 20 points respectively. The Euts were held to 32 percent shooting (19-for-60) from the field but did hit eight three's in the contest.
The Lady Miners open their season on Friday, Nov. 10 when they host LeMoyne-Owen College at 7:30 p.m. in the Lady Miner Classic.