A trio of victories on the hardwood has the women’s basketball team from Kentucky Christian University on a roll – and with a 16-6 record on the season.

Last Tuesday night, the Lady Knights walloped Cincinnati Christian University, 75-52. KCU’s strength and quickness forced the Golden Eagles into 16 turnovers and the locals pumped in 28 points off those spills. For good measure, the Lady Knights connected on 10-18 three-point attempts (55.6 percent) while shooting 31-65 (47.7 percent) on the night.

Megan Oliver paced 11 KCU players on the scoreboard with a game-high 16 points. Oliver was 4-6 from outside the arc and also shared assist-honors with teammates Jennipher Swan and Lisa Gessford, each dishing out four of Ron Arnett’s team’s 28 assists.

Christen Daniels finished with 14 points and Gessford had 10. Daniels’ effort helped the Lady Knights win the bench-scoring battle with CCU, 32-19. Daniels led the locals at the glass, grabbing a team-best eight rebounds as KCU did seven better in the battle for the boards, 44-37.

Scoring for KCU; Oliver 16, Daniels 14, Gessford 10, Swann 8, Hecht 7, Stacy 5, Roberts 5, Thrasher 4, Murphy 3, Baldwin 2.

Murphy muscled in 21 points and Oliver netted 19 in an outrageous 100-27 shellacking of Appalachian Bible College on Jan. 23, on the road. A dozen Lady Knights put in points as KCU allowed just 14 points in the first half and only 13 after the break. In comparison, the locals scored 43 points in the first half and added 57 more after intermission. Daniels and Thrasher each finished with 10 points in the romp.

Daniels led five Lady Knights in double-digit scoring with 21 points in the 95-47 win against Johnson Bible College on

Jan. 20. Gessford followed with 17 points. Roberts and Murphy each had 11 and Hecht hit for 10. KCU led by 28 at halftime before cruising to the 48-point victory.

It’s hoops Homecoming this weekend for Kentucky Christian University with the women’s and men’s teams hosting Johnson for a rematch this Friday, Feb. 9.

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