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Prescott Women’s Basketball Victorious in Wild Conference Opener

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The Embry-Riddle women’s basketball team was a tale of two quarters during the first half on Monday night, being on opposite ends of the score following each of the first two quarters. After outscoring Benedictine Mesa by seven in the first quarter, they were outscored by 12 in the second and trailed by five at the half.

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ERAU came out in the third quarter and swung the momentum right back, outscoring the Redhawks 17-5 in the ten minutes to retake a six point lead. The Eagles then held the lead in the fourth quarter, and took away a 60-46 win in the Cal Pac opener.

Mehgan Strickler had another double-double, finishing with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Strickler was also able to add a pair of assists, and had two steals on Monday night.

Embry-Riddle’s leading scorer was Zakiirah King, who finished with 14 points, getting eight of those in the game-changing third quarter. King made six of her ten shot attempts, and also added two more blocks to her Cal Pac-leading total.

Susie Reynoso contributed all over the stat sheet on Monday, scoring seven points, grabbing four rebounds, dishing out four assists, and blocking a shot. Reynoso was very active defensively, getting a game-high four steals.

The Eagles will have a few days away from games before hitting the court again on Friday. ERAU will travel to UC Merced, with tipoff on Friday scheduled for 6:30 p.m. AZT.

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