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Jewell Parfitt

First Year Jewell Parfitt

Big First Half Not Enough For Hollins

Roanoke, VA - Hollins University Basketball va Shenandoah University, January 11, 2014

Box Score

On Saturday afternoon, Hollins had the opportunity for a couple of season milestones.  After winning three straight non-conference games, Hollins had a chance to push their win streak to four games while notching their first ODAC win of the season.  All that stood in the way was the same Shenandoah University squad that dismissed Hollins from last year's ODAC Tournament.

Hollins couldn't have asked for a better start, scoring the games first 12 points.  After racing out to a lead, Hollins appeared ready to try to put the Hornets away early in the matchup.  However, Shenandoah answered with a 4-0 run of their own to make it a contest at the 13:00 mark.  Hollins traded baskets with their guests for the next several possessions until the Hornets made yet another run to close to gap to a single point heading into the final seconds of the half.  Hollins had a chance to the final shot of the half and right as the buzzer sounded, the ball fell through the hoop to give Hollins a 21-18 lead at the break.

The second half saw a much different start.  This time it was Shenandoah that seized control of the game and had taken the lead just minutes into the second frame.  Hollins tried to respond but the Hornets were able to keep Hollins at arms length and had built a 10 point lead by the midway point of the second half.  Hollins could not get out of their own way, as turnovers and second chance opportunities haunted the home team throughout a majority of the second half.  The Hornets scored 16 points off Hollins 14 second half turnovers and added another 10 points off second chance opportunities.  That proved too much for Hollins to overcome and the win streak was stopped at three as Shenandoah came out with a 58-44 ODAC victory.

Reigning Hollins Student Athlete of the Week Jewell Parfitt (Roanoke, VA) enjoyed the best offensive afternoon of her young career by lead the way with 20 points.  The first-year guard hit four of her five attempts from behind the arc while adding six rebounds, a pair of steals and an assist.  Chanci Wright (Eden, TX) posted yet another double digit rebounding effort by grabbing 13 boards and scoring six points.  Taylor Catron (Tazewell, VA) added seven points while Britney Campbell (Silver Spring, MD) handed out a game high four assists.

Shenandoah was carried by Imani Heggins and Holly Chittenden.  Heggins scored 11 first half points en route to a 20 point effort while Chittenden recorded a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds.  Senior Crystal Petrus hit five of six free throws down the stretch to put the game away for the Hornets.  Petrus finished with 12 points and eight boards.

Hollins will hit the road for a pair of tough ODAC games this week.  Hollins will travel to Guilford and Eastern Mennonite before returning home on the 22nd to host Lynchburg College.  The next three opponents for Hollins were picked first, second, and third in the ODAC Preseason Poll.  The game at Guilford will be played on Tuesday night at 7:00pm.