Georgia Southwestern head women's basketball coach Kelly Britsky earned her 100th career NCAA coaching victory as the Lady Hurricanes improved to 2-0 in the Peach Belt Conference with a 60-52 win over Montevallo at the Storm Dome on Saturday afternoon.
GSW jumped out to a 10-4 advantage, capped off by a Brandi Burris three-pointer, and held the lead over the opening 10 minutes of the game.
Montevallo (7-5, 0-2 PBC) took their first lead of the contest with 7:59 remaining in the first half (17-15). The Lady Hurricanes answered with a 12-2 run over the following six minutes before taking a 28-25 lead into the halftime break.
The second half saw similar runs as Southwestern opened their advantage to seven points (37-30) before Montevallo went on 10-2 run to take a 40-39 lead with 12:01 remaining. The two teams traded baskets for the next eight minutes but the Lady Hurricanes used another run to take a 57-51 lead with just two minutes to play in the game. A few free throws later the game ended with the Lady Hurricanes ahead, 60-52.
GSW finished the game shooting 32.8 percent from the floor (20-of-61), including 38.9 percent (7-of-18) from beyond the arc, while holding Montevallo to 31.7 percent (19-of-60) and 20 percent from three-point range (4-of-20).
Southwestern outrebounded UM (50-39) and held a 19-11 points off turnovers advantage.
Terra Branch led GSW with a game-high 14 points. Burris and Nadirah Gardner added 10 points apiece. Whitley Wiltz and Kanita Holloway each pulled down nine boards.
Carrie Parrott and Kristen Seigenthaler scored 14 points apiece
With the win on Saturday, the Lady 'Canes have recorded back-to-back Peach Belt Conference victories for the first time in school history.
GSW (7-5, 2-0) looks to remain undefeated in PBC play when they travel to Georgia College on Wednesday for a 5:30 p.m. matchup.