UNIVERSITY CENTER -- The Cardinal Women's Basketball team got a balanced scoring attack, as six players scored in double figures in a 77-73 home victory over the Davenport University Panthers on Saturday (Feb. 16) afternoon at O'Neill Arena.
With the win, SVSU moves to 5-19 on the season and 5-12 in the GLIAC while Davenport falls to 5-19 overall and 3-14 in league play.
Saginaw Valley came out swinging, shooting 53.3% from the floor in the opening quarter to take a 22-18 lead after 10 minutes of action. The Panthers responded with a narrow 17-15 edge in the second quarter and that sent the home team up 37-35 at the half.
The Cardinals worked their way out to a nine point lead with 6:33 on the clock when Hannah Settingsgaard hit a jumper to put the home squad ahead 46-37.
Davenport kept things close from there, eventually taking the lead back and leading by six points at 62-56 after a pair of free throws.
SVSU bounced back from there, however, and would eventually seal the deal by a final score of 77-73.
Inside the Boxscore
- Julia Cianferra was named the Meijer "Player of the Game" after scoring a career-high 15 points. She added two rebounds, an assist and steal and was 5-of-5 shooting from three-point range.
- Settingsgaard added 14 points with two boards, four assists and a steal.
- Maddie Barrie and Maddie Maloney netted 13 points-apiece, with Barrie collecting four boards while Maloney had two assists.
- Kaitlyn Geers had 12 points, six rebounds and an assist.
- Aaliah Hill added 10 points with a team-high seven rebounds, two steals and an assist.
SVSU remains at home next weekend, hosting Wayne State on Thursday night and Ashland on Saturday afternoon. Thursday's game tips-off at 6:00 p.m. at O'Neill Arena.
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