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Trinity International Univ.
St. Ambrose
Women's Basketball - Wed, Feb. 8, 2017

Behind one of its best shooting efforts of the year, St. Ambrose rolled past Trinity International 69-56 Wednesday night inside Lee Lohman Arena.

The Bees shot nearly 53 percent from the floor in moving to 10-16 overall and 5-12 in the CCAC.

SAU connected on more than half of its shots in three of the four quarters. And the only quarter the Bees shot less than 50 percent was the third, when they outscored the Trojans 20-10 to break the game open.

St. Ambrose got contributions from several sources. Seven different Bees scored at least five points. Reeann McCarty led the way with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Hailey Cook also netted 13.

SAU came out hot, hitting five of its first six shots from the field. Emily Soy, fresh off knocking down five 3-pointers at Cardinal Stritch Saturday, buried her first of three triples Wednesday to cap the fast start to give the Bees an 11-2 lead just over three minutes into the contest.

After pushing the lead to as many as 15 points on two separate occasions in the second quarter, the lead was 34-24 at the half.

Then came the third quarter. Soy and Brette Logic hit threes and Cook and McCarty each converted a three-point play as the lead ballooned to 50-28. TIU (7-19, 2-16 CCAC) made a bit of a run to get to within 50-34 before Colleen Grady and Gabrielle Koelker each hit a jumper to push the lead to 54-34 heading to the fourth.

The margin grew to 24 points late before the Trojans scored the game's final 11 points after the game was long decided.

The Bees limited the Trojans to 37-percent shooting and finished with a 42-29 rebounding edge. 

Soy ended with nine points, Koelker had eight and Morgan Myers seven. Logic came up with six points to go along with team highs of seven assists and three steals. Aubrie Carlisle scored five points.

SAU will next visit Robert Morris Saturday at 4 p.m.