Lynn Bria 200
Steve Simoneau
Liberty LIBERTY 4-11, 0-2 ASUN
Stetson STET 6-9, 1-0 ASUN
Score By Periods
Team 1 2 3 4 F
Liberty LIBERTY 10 9 12 21 52
Stetson STET 13 18 21 17 69

Game Recap: Women's Basketball | | Athletic Communications

Bria Wins Her 200th as Hatters Down Liberty in ASUN Opener

Stetson holds Liberty to just 29.5 percent shooting

DeLand, Fla. -- Sarah Sagerer led four Hatters in double figures with 20 points as Stetson won its ASUN opener 69-52 over visiting Liberty Tuesday night at the Edmunds Center.

The Hatters (6-9, 1-0 ASUN) held the Flames (4-11, 0-2) to just 19 first half points and to 29.5 percent shooting on the night.

Head Coach Lynn Bria, who earned her 200th victory with the Hatters, praised the team's defensive effort.

"I thought defensively we played really well. I thought we were active (and) got a ton of deflections. In the second half, we did a much better job on the defensive glass.  I was really, really proud of our effort. It was probably our best defensive game we have played all year."

Stetson turned on the offense in the second and third quarters, outscoring Liberty 39-21 during those two frames.  A 12-2 run near the end of the first half gave Stetson a 31-19 edge at the break.

Overall, Sagerer was 7-for-14 from the floor while collecting eight rebounds and two blocks.  McKenna Beach scored 14 points, while Megan Vincent added 11 and Jon'Nita Henry scored 10.  

Stetson hit nine 3-pointers in the game, including two each by Beach, Henry and Addi Walters.  The Hatters also drew three charges and blocked five shots as a team.

"It feels amazing (to be 1-0 in conference), especially with the start that we had," sophomore Kendall Lentz said.  "We are trying to focus on this being a new season and getting wins."

KK Barbour led the Flames with 10 points.

The Hatters completed their six-game homestand with a 5-1 mark.  Stetson will play its next three games on the road, beginning Saturday afternoon at Lipscomb.

  • Stetson is 1-0 in ASUN play for the first time since 2012-13
  • Sarah Sagerer scored in double figures for the sixth straight game but had to leave in the fourth quarter with an injury
  • McKenna Beach was 6-for-6 from the free throw line and picked up three steals
  • Stetson outscored Liberty 30-14 in the paint

About Stetson University Athletics: Stetson University's Athletics Program has a vision of developing a culture of champions athletically, academically and within the community. This vision is accomplished through a mission of recruiting and developing student-athletes, coaches and staff, creating a culture of champions, within and outside of competition. The department operates with five core values: Championship Culture, Integrity, Excellence, Pride/Tradition and Leadership. To learn more about the Vision, Mission and Core Values for Stetson Athletics, visit and click on Mission Statement under the Inside Athletics tab.
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