ROCKFORD, Illinois – The MSOE women's basketball team scored the first 26 points of the game on their way to its second-largest conference win in program history, 84-30, over Rockford Saturday afternoon at the Seaver Center.
The Raiders (3-0, 1-0 NACC) pushed their lead as high as 56 in the final minutes of regulation before ending with a 54-point victory over the Regents (0-3, 0-1 NACC) for the sixth-largest margin of victory in team history.
Senior Kiana Jeremiah scored a team-high 16 points in just 17 minutes as just one starter, and two Red & White players logged as many as 20 minutes in the game. Senior Jamie Spanbauer hit on four 3-pointers on her way to 14 points while freshman Wendy Guan rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 points off the bench.
India Flannigan had eight points off the bench for the hosts to lead the team.
MSOE came out of the gates firing with a 26-0 lead before Rockford got on the board with a three-pointer 6:39 into the game. The Raiders made eight of their first nine buckets with four 3-pointers and five steals for the first 20 points of the game.
The score was 33-5 after just one quarter and the lead grew to 56-14 at halftime. Senior Myles Grandstaff converted a pair of free throws with 2:09 remaining in the game for a game-high 56-point advantage at 84-28.
The Red & White shot 53.2 percent on the afternoon, burying 11 three-pointers in the game. The three-point barrage marks the second-most threes made in a game by MSOE. The Raiders also came away with 17 steals and allowed the Regents to shoot just 15.7 percent for the game.
The program record for margin of victory in a league game is 56 points when MSOE defeated Maranatha 94-38 on Jan. 24, 1994, as members of the Lake Michigan Conference. This is easily the program's largest NACC win, eclipsing its 32-point (68-36) over Dominican Dec. 12, 2015.
The Raiders return to the floor next Saturday at Marian.