EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The University of Evansville women's basketball team (8-7, 3-1) set a program record with a 40 point victory in the Aces 86-46 win over Bradley on Monday night at the Ford Center. Since joining the Missouri Valley Conference for the 1994-95 season, Evansville has never won by as many points in an MVC game.
The Purple Aces 40 point victory surpasses the previous record, a UE 38 point win in an 87-49 game at Southern Illinois on Jan. 5, 2002.
Four Evansville players recorded double digit scoring efforts including a game-high 28 points from guard Sara Dickey, who also achieved a career-high with seven assists.
Forward Mallory Ladd posted a 19 point, seven rebound effort in the win. With her first rebound of the night, Ladd joined the 500 rebound club at UE. The Evansville native also recorded one block in the game, tying Kathy Sloan (1985-87) for 8th most in program history with 55.
Bradley led early 6-2 until Evansville responded with a 30-8 run to go ahead by double digits. The Aces outscored the Braves 14-0 and 7-0 during the stretch that lasted nearly 10 minutes. Dickey tallied 11 points during the run and 18 in the opening stanza that helped UE build a 45-24 halftime lead.
Evansville kept going in the second half, building the lead as high as 42 with 1: 52 to play in the contest. Guard Khristian Hart scored nine of her 12 points in the second half. Ladd totaled another 10 during the final half of regulation.
Forward Sasha Robinson ended the night with 11 points and 7 rebounds in the victory.
The Aces shot a season-high 64.3% on threes (9-for-14) and yielded a season-low eight turnovers.
Evansville also held Bradley to 5.3% from beyond the arc (1-for-19). Following a game in which UE limited Loyola to a 0-for-7 performance on threes, the Aces defense went 80:50 without allowing a made three-pointer.
Evansville scored a season-high 38 points off of Bradley's 22 turnovers.
UE is on the road this upcoming weekend at Illinois State on Friday, Jan. 16 at 7:05 p.m. and at Southern Illinois on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 12:05 p.m.
Evansville will put their 10-game home winning streak on the line on Friday, Jan. 23 when the Aces host Northern Iowa at the Ford Center at 7:00 p.m.