The Belmont women’s basketball team obliterated Tennessee State University 80-44 on Saturday afternoon to earn its fourth straight win.
TSU, who came into the matchup with only one win, played a very physical game and pressed full court on defense.
The Bruins had no real trouble against the Tigers and led for a majority of the game. But TSU did give Belmont a run for their money early in the second quarter, getting within four points of the Bruins.
That pressure didn’t last for long, partly thanks to junior Maddie Wright, who played one of her best games all season to help solidify Belmont’s win.
Wright scored a career high 17 points. She picked up five rebounds and one monster block in the fourth quarter.
Senior Darby Maggard bounced back after her poor performance at Jacksonville State by scoring 18 points and shooting 6-6 from the free throw line. Maggard hasn’t missed a free throw all season.
Senior Jenny Roy also had a solid game, scoring 14 points and earning nine rebounds and four assists.
The Bruins will play their next two games on the road, first at Murray State on Thursday and then at Austin Peay on Saturday.