Colonels women knock off Evangel, 72-55

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Nicholls State University women’s basketball team ended the SEMO Thanksgiving Classic on a high note with a 72-55 win over Evangel Saturday afternoon.

Nicholls used its trademark defense to force 24 turnovers, which led to 11 steals and a 36-14 advantage in points off turnovers. Cassidy Barrios led the team with 17 points and Airi Hamilton netted 15. Paige Williams had 10 points, helped by a perfect 2-for-2 day behind the arc. The Colonels hit a season-high 50 percent from long range, connecting on 8 of 16.

The Colonels cruised through the first three quarters, extending their 37-22 halftime lead to 27 after a dominating third quarter. Nicholls shot a staggering 67 percent in the period, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range.

Nicholls scored just nine points in the fourth, but the game was already well out of reach.

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Nicholls will host SUNO for an 11:30 a.m. matchup on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

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