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Bunn, Furman Spank Wofford, 82-58

Whitney Bunn
Whitney Bunn

Furman Women's Basketball Vs. Wofford Postgame Interviews 1.11.2014

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Whitney Bunn scored a career high 20 points and Furman won its fourth straight game by defeating Wofford, 82-58, in Southern Conference women's basketball action Saturday afternoon at Timmons Arena.

The victory, the ninth in the last 12 games for Furman (10-6, 4-1 SoCon), improved the Paladins to 22-0 all-time versus Wofford (3-12, 1-4 SoCon) in Greenville.

Bunn, a 5-foot-7 freshman guard from Bunn, N.C., connected on 8-of-12 shots, including two 3-point attempts, and a pair of free throws for her 20 points, which she spiced with a game high five assists, three blocks, and two steals in 27 minutes of action.

Holli Wilkins followed with 14 points, and Brittany Hodges tallied 12 points along with a career high 14 rebounds  in just 21 minutes of action.  Allison Beasley rounded out Furman's double figure scoring parade with 11 points.

Beasley's performance featured 3-for-6 shooting from 3-point range, highlighting a season best 8-for-12 shooting effort for the Paladins beyond the arc.  Furman connected on 51.0 percent of its shots from the field (26-for-51) — its second best outing of the season.

Logan Morris led Wofford with 16 points, and Ashton Fleming added 13 and Laruen Kirby 12 points for the Terriers.

Furman wasted little time in taking control, breaking an early 9-9 tie with a 10-1 run to go up 19-10  on a Hodges layup nine minutes into the contest.

Leading 42-30 at intermission, Furman scored the first five points of the second half and got a Beasley 3-pointer  at the 16:12 mark to increase the advantage to 50-32.

Brigid Morrissey's two free throws stretched the lead to 54-34 with a 12:55 to go, and the Paladins cruised the rest of the way.

Hodges had 10 of her career high 14 rebounds by halftime, helping the Paladins post a 46-28 advantage on the boards.

Wofford was limited to just 30.8 percent shooting (20-of-65) from the field.

The win closed a perfect home stand (3-0) for Furman, which also improved to 6-1 in Timmons Arena this season.

The Paladins return to action next Saturday at Samford in a 3:00 p.m. ET game.