The Stetson women’s basketball team tied a school record with its 11th consecutive win Thursday, a 87-57 victory over visiting Kennesaw State at the Edmunds Center.
The Hatters (19-5, 11-1 Atlantic Sun) equaled the mark set by last year’s squad and will have a chance to break the record against Mercer at 1 p.m. Saturday.
It was also a milestone night for several Hatters as Sasha Sims scored her 1500th career point, Cherisse Burris grabbed her 500th career rebound, and Lynn Bria notched win no. 100 at Stetson.
Sims became just the fourth player in school history and 27th player in A-Sun history to reach the 1500-point plateau.
"It means a lot, but all of (the credit) goes to my teammates," Sims said. "They get me the ball and I put it in, but without them it wouldn't be possible."
On Thursday, Sims led five players in double figures with 16 points on 6-for-6 shooting.
"Sasha struggled the last few games, so it was nice that she had a good game and reached that milestone here," Bria said. "We need her. It's nice to see her scoring and playing with more confidence."
Also for Stetson, Brianti Saunders recorded 13 points and five assists, Amber Porter tallied 13 points, six rebounds, and six blocks, Burris netted 12 points and six rebounds, and Myeisha Hall registered 11 points and four rebounds.
Stetson never trailed in the contest and used a 10-0 run out of halftime to build a 43-23 advantage. The Hatters went on to score 54 second-half points and improved their season scoring average to 80.1 ppg.
"We had more flow in the second half, especially offensively," Bria said. "We moved the ball better, and we finished around the basket where we were missing (shots) in the first half."
Stetson committed a season-low eight turnovers while picking up 16 assists.
"We made some really good passes and we didn't force the issue," Bria said. "Sometimes we get a little bit greedy but we didn't do that today. We made some really good decisions."
Deandrea Sawyers led Kennesaw State (6-17, 4-8) with 21 points.
Over 500 students were in attendance to cheer the Hatters onto their 12th consecutive home victory.