The St. Louis Surge beat the Kansas City Crossover in Kansas City on July 15. The final score was 87-51, giving the Surge its second win of the season.
Emmonnie Henderson was a key player in the win over KCrossover while recording a double-double. The Forward from East St. Louis put up 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. She also led the team in blocks recording 3 in her 24 minutes of play.
St. Louis native Abbey Hoff tied Henderson, having 16 points as well. This was Hoff’s second game in a row scoring in double digits. She shot 70% from the field and went 2 for 2 from three point range. Along with 16 points, she also had 8 rebounds which was the second most on the team after Henderson’s 12 rebounds.
The Surge also saw the return of Jacqlyn Poss. Poss missed the first half of the GWBA season while working with the Orlando Magic through the NBA draft. She was a key player for St. Louis last season, averaging 11 points per game. As a starter for her first game back, Poss added two points to the Surge’s total. She also had two assists and one rebound in her 12 minutes on the floor.
Along with Henderson and Hoff, the Surge had five players score in double digits. Point guard Shug Dickson had 12 points along with eight rebounds and four assists. This was Dickson’s second double digit scoring performance of the season. She is leading St. Louis in assists, averaging 5.3 per game.
Rookie guard Rachel McLimore put up 11 points. She shot 50% from the field making four out of her eight attempts and was three for six from three point range. Jade Loville also had 10 points and shot 100% from the free throw line. Loville, coming off her season high 33 point game, is leading the team in points per game. She is averaging 19.7.
According to Henderson, this game was a measuring point to see where the team has improved since the start of the season and what area they still need to work on.
“I feel we did a better job defensively,” Henderson said. “Now it’s time to capitalize on that and continue to apply pressure to these teams going into the playoffs.”
De’Jionae Calloway of Kansas City Crossover joined Henderson as the only other player from either team to record a double double. She scored 13 points and had 14 rebounds. Calloway leads the KCrossover in both of those categories, averaging 10.8 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.
TrEl’Shawn Smith also had 13 points for Kansas City. In her 32 minutes of play, she also had four rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Tyonna Snow led the team in scoring with 14 points. Snow has been the second leading scorer for KCrossover while averaging nine points per game. Kansas City is now 0-7 on the season, still looking for its first win. Their next matchup will be against Flint Monarch on Friday, July 21st.
After traveling to Kansas City, the Monarchs will come to St. Louis to face the Surge in a doubleheader weekend on Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday July, 23rd. This will mark the second and third home games for the Surge.
Tip off for the game on Saturday is at 6:05 p.m. Door will open at 5 p.m. at the Mabee Gymnasium on the campus of Fontbonne Univeristy.
Sunday’s game will start at 1:05 p.m. with doors opening at Noon. Tickets for both games or for purchase on MetroTix.com