CONWAY, Ark. — The Austin College women’s basketball team got out to a slow start but finished the game knocking down 12 three-pointers on their way to a 95-53 victory at Hendrix.


The ‘Roos (2-0) hit just 6-of-17 shots in the first quarter but still managed to build an 18-11 lead after one, forcing the Warriors into six early turnovers and dominating the boards by a 12-to-6 margin. The lead grew to 42-24 at half-time thanks largely to the shooting of Kacie West, who poured in 13 points in the quarter and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the field, including 3-of-3 from long distance. West wrapped up the first half with 19 points.


Austin College shot 9-of-15 in the third quarter to push the lead to 70-43 heading into the fourth quarter. Fifteen players scored for Austin College, paced by West’s 23.


Ally Longaker chipped in 12 points and came up just short of a double-double, pulling down nine rebounds and adding three assists. Reagan Chiaverini added 11 points and eight boards while Ann Savage had eight points, four rebounds, and a pair of assists in the victory.