Furman Subdues Anderson In Women's Basketball Exhibition, 50-42
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Teshia Griswold scored a game high 15 points to propel Furman past Anderson, 50-42, in women's basketball exhibition action Monday night at Timmons Arena.
Griswold, a junior guard from Milledgeville, Ga., scored 13 of her 15 points in the first half, helping the Paladins build a 30-12 halftime lead, and added another basket in the second period as Furman survived a furious Trojan rally to secure the win.
Raegan Thompson and Brittany Hodges both tallied 11 points and 10 rebounds apiece for Furman, which connected on just 27.3 percent of its shots (18-of-66). The Paladins, however, made up for it from 3-point range, with Griswold's 3-for-6 shooting performance keying the Paladins to 8-for-20 shooting (40.0 percent) from beyond the arc.
Anderson was paced by Breonda Shannon's 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Furman extended its 30-12 halftime lead to a 36-14 advantage following a basket by Kaitlin Murphy a little over four minutes into the second half.
Getting seven points from Shannon, Anderson responded with a 23-5 run over the next 11 minutes, to slice Furman's lead to 41-37 on Lauren Woods' 3-pointer the Trojans' lone 3-pointer of the game, with 4:43 to go.
The Paladins answered with five straight points by Hodges, including a layup followed by a 3-point play with 3:02 left, for a 46-37 lead. Hodges delivered another jump shot with 2:05 remaining go to make it 48-40, and Griswold finished off the late game spurt with a pair of free throws for a 50-40 advantage.
Furman forged a 48-38 rebounding advantage in the contest, including a 23-12 margin on the offensive glass.
The Paladins open the 2011-12 season on Friday at Charleston Southern in a 7:00 p.m. game.