MT. VERNON, Ohio — All it took was about five minutes to see that the University of Saint Francis would secure a record-setting 22nd consecutive win. It was just a matter of settling the final score.
The nearly five-hour drive to Mount Vernon Nazarene University was worth braving poor road conditions and blustery winter weather for USF, which won 102-66. The No. 1 NAIA Division II Lady Cougars improved to 10-0 in Crossroads League play and broke the record for consecutive wins on Saturday afternoon at MVNU’s new Ariel Arena.
Freshman Paige Frisch led the USF offensive with 19 points while senior Jenelle Wilson buried a 3-pointer early in the second half to become the 19th women in the 40-year history of the program to score 1,000 or more points in career. Wilson finished with 10 points and stands at 1,001. Senior Skylarr Shurn and Brooke Ridley scored 16 points apiece and Kalah Baer added 10.
The Lady Cougars quickly jumped out to a double-digit lead and led 53-29 at halftime.
USF resumes play at home on Wednesday at 7 p.m. against Taylor University.