Radford Dominates Presbyterian 65-39

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By: Zach Potter | zpotter2@radford.edu

Radford Women’s Basketball steamrolls by Presbyterian 65-39 in a huge home win this past Saturday at the Dedmon Center.

Highlander head coach, Mike McGuire, moved to 8th on the Big South’s all-time wins list as Radford moved to 7-4 in conference play.

Senior, Sydney Nunley, led the way for the Highlanders scoring 18 points. Khiana Johnson added 13 points of her own.

The key to this win for Radford was defense. The Highlanders held the Blue Hose to just 23.3% shooting from the field and only 19% from the three-point line. The Highlanders also dominated down in the paint scoring 32 of their points.

The Highlanders started the game trailing the Blue Hose. They were down 11-6 after a low scoring first quarter. However, Radford came back and regained the lead 21-16 ending the first half.

Starting the second half, Radford came out with urgency lead by Nunley and Sophomore, Aiden Rainford. They each had some quick baskets, extending Radford’s lead to double digits.

From there, the Highlanders continued to cruise through the second half completely dominating Presbyterian. They would end the second half outscoring the Blue Hose 44-23 points.

This win was much-needed for the Highlanders as they improve to 3-4 for home games this season in conference play. Radford also moved up to fourth in the Big South standings with their 7-4 record.

Presbyterian’s losing continues to sink them in the standings. They now rank ninth out of eleven in the Big South standings with a 3-8 conference record.

The Highlanders will play Gardner Webb at home on Feb. 4 and then at Charleston Southern on Feb. 8. Both games should be victories for the Highlanders, as both of them rank below Radford in conference standings.

Be sure to support your lady Highlanders as we start the final stretch of the season and look to close out the regular season in strong fashion.

Keep up with Radford Basketball on The Tartan and read about the men’s big win in the home opener!

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