Miller keys Shawnee St. to big win in her debut
PORTSMOUTH – Look what the Shawnee State Lady Bears found.
The Shawnee State women’s basketball program grabbed a resounding 102-44 victory over Ohio University-Chillicothe as freshman Hannah Miller shot 5-of-10 from beyond the arc and scored a game-high 21 points in her first-ever collegiate game.
Besides the former St. Joseph Female Flyers’ All-Ohio guard’s performance, Ali Zieverink added 20 points and eight rebounds – including five offensive boards – as the Bears annihilated the Hilltoppers in a nonconference bout at Frank & Janis Waller Gymnasium on Friday night.
Even though the Hilltoppers gained the early advantage, the Bears soon got ahead of OUC as Shawnee State used its transition game to kickstart the aforementioned run, getting four consecutive layups from Ashton Lovely (twice), Zieverink, and Lydia Poe as well as a trey from Abby Feuchter to turn a 7-6 deficit into a 17-8 advantage before the Hilltoppers took a timeout.
Following the timeout, Miller took over the final two minutes of the first quarter as the Coal Grove native scored the Bears’ last eight points during the first period of play, including a three pointer at the horn, to give Shawnee State a 25-8 lead after the first stanza.
Shawnee State took off on a 9-0 run behind four points from Poe and two points apiece from Lovely, Miller, and Zieverink to obtain a 54-17 lead at the halftime break.
In the third quarter alone behind two treys from Feuchter and Lovely as well as one each from Miller and Madison Ridout to extend the Bears’ lead to an 80-30 advantage at the end of the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, a layup and a three-pointer from Miller, and a bucket by Jen Arnzen in obtaining a 93-31 advantage for Shawnee State.