Kelsey Johnson reaches 1,000 points as Sabercat women top Randall

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Junior forward Kelsey Johnson tied a career high with 27 points and went over 1,000 points for her career as the fourth-seeded Maranatha Baptist University women’s basketball team beat third-seeded Randall University 89-44 in the NCCAA Division 2 national tournament third-place game Saturday.

Freshman point guard Callie Morrison and sophomore guard Trisha Wright each finished with 20 points.

The Sabercats shot 60 percent from the floor, the second-best mark in program history, and outrebounded Randall (20-10) 40-29.

Maranatha won 14 of its last 15 games to finish the season with a record of 19-7.

MARANATHA BAPTIST 89, RANDALL UNIVERSITY 44

Maranatha          27           19           23           20           —           89

Randall                 11           11           13           9              —           44

Maranatha Baptist University (fg-ft-tp) — Ke. Johnson 11-3-27, Simpson 4-1-9, Morrison 9-1-20, Wright 7-4-20, Ka. Johnson 3-0-7, Torres 2-0-6. Totals 36 9-13 89.

Randall University (fg-ft-tp) — Hoffman 3-1-7, Austin 2-0-5, King 1-0-2, Ezekiel 2-4-9, Cook 0-1-1, Emarthle 3-8-14, Powell 1-0-2, Chalfant 2-0-4. Totals 14 14-20 44.

Three-point goals — MBU, Torres 2, Ke. Johnson 2, Wright 2, Ka. Johnson, Morrison; RU, Ezekiel, Austin.

Total fouls — MBU 17, RU 15.

Fouled out — MBU, Ka. Johnson.

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