BABSON PARK, Fla.—The Fire continued their dominance in the Sun Conference on Saturday afternoon as they traveled to Webber and easily handled the Warriors by a score of 103-48 for their 33rd consecutive win over a conference opponent.
Southeastern started the game quickly on offense and did not let up for the entirety of the competition. Emma Karamovic drained a three-pointer just ten seconds into the contest to give Southeastern an advantage it would not surrender for the rest of the game.
Aggressive defense once again allowed the Fire to build an insurmountable lead over the Warriors. SEU forced ten Webber turnovers in the first quarter alone, which created 16 points, and enabled Southeastern to jump out to a 28-10 lead after just ten minutes of play.
With a total of 31 forced turnovers, which immediately added 43 Fire points in transition, Southeastern forced their opponent to turn the ball over at least 25 times for the eighth time this season. This inspired defense created ten extra shot attempts for the Fire over the course of the game.
Karamovic made two more of her shots from beyond the arc in the second quarter as the Fire extended their advantage to 27 at the half. The junior from Sweden ended the contest with 16 points and tied her season-high with four made threes.
The offense fueled the Fire at the beginning of the second half as Southeastern knocked down 13 of its 18 shot attempts in the third quarter.
Jaycee Coe, who was a perfect 6-6 from the field in the second half, connected on three consecutive three-point baskets throughout the period. The junior finished with 22 points and at least six made threes for the second consecutive game.
Overall, the Fire, who lead the country in both field goal percentage and field goal percentage defense, continued those trends by shooting 53.6% in the game and holding Webber to a mere 27.1% from the field.
Southeastern shared the ball effectively down the stretch as 12 separate players picked up points on the scoresheet, led by Coe and Ana Richter, who each had 22. Richter, the best shooter by percentage in the NAIA, shot 10-13 from the field on the day. Halee Printz contributed to the offensive explosion with a season-high 11 assists as the Fire cruised to a 55-point victory.
The 103 points scored is the third-most SEU has scored this year, and marks its fourth triple-digit game of the 2017-2018 campaign.
The Fire will be back on the road for their next challenge as they travel to West Palm Beach for a battle with Keiser. The game is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday.