Jasmine Wynne led the Bulls in scoring again and Kaneisha Saunders’ aggressive style was on tap in the Bulls’ 68-52 victory over St. Peter’s on Friday night.
Wynne led all players with 20 points – her 10th straight game in double figures – while Saunders bounced back with 18 points in the USF women’s basketball team’s finale at the St. Peter’s Holiday Classic in Jersey City, N.J.
Saunders had seven points in first half and went on to score 11 straight points at one point in her first game coming off the bench this season.
“We need her to do that in the BCS conference (play),” head coach Jose Fernandez said.
Wynne, a senior was named to the all-tournament team a game after scoring a career-high 26 points against Dayton on Thursday.
"As a student-athlete, the year that she's having is how you want to finish off your career," Fernandez said.
USF led, 34-26, at the half and went on to force 29 turnovers against St. Peter’s (0-11). The Bulls forced an average of 23 turnovers per game entering Friday’s action.
Tiffany Conner was the other USF player in double figures with 10 points, her second straight game in double-digits, as the Bulls improved to 7-6 before getting into Big East play on Tuesday at Cincinnati.
“You have to get the next one on the road. That’s the most important,” Fernandez said.