By Matt Green
CLEVELAND, Ga. -- Damisha Moore scored a season-high 22 points to lead five Lady Hawks in double figures as No. 20 Shorter rolled to a 92-25 win over Truett-McConnell in each team's 2011-12 regular season finale on Saturday in Cleveland, Ga.
Abbie Daniel hit four 3-pointers on her way to 14 points, Robyn Foster and Brittney Smith had 12 points each and Kelly Ellison finished with 11 points and nine assists as Shorter (25-5, 16-3 SSAC) won its ninth straight game. Shorter won its 25th game of the year to post the most wins in a single-season since Shorter's 1978-79 squad won 28 games.
Shorter outscored Truett-McConnell 46-11 in the first half and had all 10 active players score at least two points. The Lady Bears (2-27, 0-19) shot 24 percent, made just 2 of 18 from 3-point range and end the year winless in the Southern States Athletic Conference.
Shorter closes out the regular season with its highest conference win total since joining the SSAC. The Lady Hawks will be the East Division's No. 2 seed when the 2012 SSAC Women's Basketball Championship commences next week in Rome.
Shorter, which lost senior guard Allison Danner for the season in its last outing against Lee, got an All-America worthy performance from Moore, a 2011 NAIA All-American that has battled the injury bug herself this season.
The University of Miami transfer had averaged just under six points a game entering Saturday's contest, but exploded for her highest scoring output since pouring in 24 last season against Southern Wesleyan. Moore went 7-for-11 from the floor, 4-for-4 from 3 and made all four of her free throw attempts to spearhead Shorter's offense.
Daniel continued her hot shooting from beyond the arc, making 4 of 6 from 3-point range and Ellison, a two-time All-American, moved to within one point of 1,000 for her career.
Shorter shot 54 percent and made a sizzling 14-for-25 from 3-point land. The Lady Hawks dominated the glass to the tune of a 46-19 rebounding advantage as both Shelby Farrer and Megan Queen logged nine rebounds each.
Kelsey Montgomery led Truett-McConnell with 18 points. She made eight of Truett-McConnell's 11 field goals.
The Lady Hawks will return to the court on Thursday, March 1 in the quarterfinals of the SSAC Tournament. Shorter will take on the West Division's No. 3 seed Faulkner at The Forum at a time to be determined.