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Women's Basketball - Thu, Dec. 1, 2016
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ELGIN, Ill. - - - The battle of the Eagles ended in a dominate win for Judson as they took down the Robert Morris University Eagles in continued CCAC conference action. Judson's second half propelled the Eagles to a 81-46 win and their third straight conference victory. Judson has defeated the likes of No.16 Olivet Nazarene, Trinity International, and now Robert Morris en route to the winning streak.

 

Judson (7-4, 3-1 CCAC) has found their groove after defeating Robert Morris (0-7, 0-2 CCAC) Wednesday night. The Eagles completed their seventh 70 plus point game and fourth game with four or more Eagles scoring in double digits. Judson dominated all categories Wednesday as well with two close double-double performances.

 

Bethany Zornow (JR/Algonquin, IL) has come to be one of the consistent scorers for Judson leading the winning effort with 18 points, eight rebounds, and four assists. Two rebounds shy of the double-double, Zornow still had an impressive shooting night going 5-for-9 from the field and 3-for-5 from 3-pt range. Zornow totaled her third consecutive game scoring in double digits. Along with Zornow, Jayla Barrett (JR/Homewood, IL) also aided the win tallying her eighth game scoring in double digits. Barrett racked-up 15 points and nine rebounds going 4-for-10 from the field and 7-for-8 from the charity stripe. Barrett missed the double-double performance by one rebound but helped the team out-rebound Robert Morris 61 to 29. 

 

Other key performances included Melanie Claudio (SR/Chicago, IL) and Starletta Keene (FR/Kenosha, WI). Claudio went 5-for-7 from the field scoring 13 points in her 15 minutes of work. Claudio has been a consistent threat down low for the Eagles and ranks ninth overall in the CCAC for field goal percentage. Keene on the other hand has become the key sixth man off the bench for Judson scoring 10 points and shooting 6-for-8 at the free-throw line. Keene helped the Eagles' bench out-score the Robert Morris bench 29 to 19 and notched her second straight game scoring in double figures. In her first season, Keene is making a big impact as she has scored 32 points in the last three games while shooting a combined 52 percent from the field. 

 

Judson is looking to continue the streak as they face another tough opponent in the No.3 ranked Fighting Saints. The Eagles will travel to St. Francis on Saturday, December 3rd in Joliet for a 5:00pm tip-off.