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Women's Basketball Secures Ninth Straight Home Win

Photo Courtesy of Belmont WBB Instagram

While the crowd was small, the energy was high in the Curb Event Center Thursday as Belmont women’s basketball team took the win against the University of Northern Iowa 84-72.  


The game tipped off with a hot Panthers, making their shots all over the court. 


However, Belmont quickly gained their confidence and rhythm.  


With three minutes left in the first quarter, the Bruins gained the lead and worked hard to keep it.  


Freshman Jailyn Banks went down with an injury toward the end of the first quarter and didn’t return for the remainder of the game.  


But despite the Panthers coming out strong for the second quarter with a quick attack and smooth passes, the Bruins answered on defense and offense, steadily growing their lead.  


The Bruins led at half 40-34.  


Junior Kendal Cheesman was consistent from the three-point line, making seven and leading the team with 21 points.  


Belmont had 15 threes as a team, making it a season high.  


Junior Tessa Miller held strong on defense for the Bruins while also contributing to the attack, ending the game with 18 points.  


Miller also led the team with six rebounds and nine assists.  


Redshirt Junior Tuti Jones was close behind them with 15 points.  


“It seems like awhile since we’ve shot the ball that well and credit to our players for moving the ball, finding their teammates. It was fun to watch,” said head coach Bart Brooks.  


Overall, it was a full team effort by the Bruins that resulted in a positive performance and a ninth consecutive home win.  


The women’s team returns to the Curb on Saturday to play the defending Missouri Valley Conference champions Drake at 4 p.m.  


This article was written by Bree Fabbie



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