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BOLIVAR, MO. (WFIE) – It was a big night for the Kentucky Wesleyan women’s basketball team on Saturday as they not only beat Southwest Baptist 90-67, but the senior star Tahlia Walton became the 20th player in KWC women’s basketball history to achieve this coveted milestone. She achieved it with one of the most efficient performances of her career, scoring 19 points on 8-on-8 shooting. Her 1,013 career points now rank her 19th all-time in scoring. She also tied the school record for field goal percentage in a game, as only Kerrie Moore in 1992 had at least eight shots without missing a single one.

After going up 8-7, Hadley Lyton capped off a Wesleyan 12-0 run with a quick layup to make it 20-7 good guys with three minutes left in the frame. Reeva Hammelman hit a three with 1:42 left and the Panthers entered the second quarter leading 26-14.

SBU came out strong in the second quarter and edged Wesleyan 22-17 in the frame. But, thanks to seven good points of Shiya Hoosier in the quarter, the Panthers entered halftime leading 43-36.

Thanks to two three of Cali Nolot and an and-1 of Tahlia WaltonWesleyan opened the game with a 16-0 run to start the third quarter. Corina Conley capped the quarter with a solid field goal and Wesleyan entered the final quarter with a 70-46 lead.

KWC sailed into the fourth, using two lay-ups from Mya Montgomery and another layup from Walton to win the match by 23.

After struggling to find the back of the net against Drury, Wesleyan shot an impressive 33 for 57 (57.9%) from the field and 12 for 26 (46.2%) from three.

Tahlia Walton led the way with 19 points and four rebounds. Next closely to score was Corina Conley (14), Shiya Hoosier (13), and Cali Nolot (11). Conley led with five rebounds while Hoosier dished out eight assists.

The Panthers will be back on Wednesday when they travel to Springfield, Ill., to take on the UIS Prairie Stars. Tipoff is set for 6:00 p.m. CT.

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