Head Coach Tracey Braden grabbed her 100th career win at Westminster with the win over Fontbonne University Tuesday evening. The Blue Jays defeated the Fontbonne Griffins 85-50, bringing their St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) record to 3-3.
Coach Braden is the first women's basketball coach in Westminster's program history to reach 100 wins. Braden joined the program in 2007, jump-starting her collegiate coaching career.
A close start to Tuesday evening's game was halted when the Blue Jays hit a 9-0 run with 11:30 left in the first half. The Blue Jays blasted an 11-4 run to close out the first half with the 40-21 lead.
The second half started with three good three-pointers by sophomore Sadie Theroff and a jumper by senior Leigh Ann Lutz. A fast break layup by Lutz with 13:28 left in the game gave the Blue Jays a 31 point lead, 58-27. The Blue Jays continued to push the lead, grabbing a 39 point lead with 5:34 left in the game. They ended the game with a 35 point win over Fontbonne, 85-50.
The Blue Jays shot 48.6 percent from the field and 43.8 percent from the three-point line. Lutz led the Blue Jays with 19 points, going 3-for-6 from the three-point line. She added three steals and five assists to the win. Freshman Krista Armontrout chipped in 12 points after going 6-for-9 from down low. Sophomore Jen Herndon and freshman Andrea Zalis grabbed 9 and 8 rebounds, respectively. Zalis had two blocks for the night also.
The Blue Jays will host MacMurray College Thursday evening, January 16, at 6:00 p.m.