The Cougars shot 56.5 percent for the game, led by Anderson (9-for-12) and Leedham (7-for-10), and were 6-for-10 from the three-point line to improve to 5-3 on the season. Gillian Felix had 11 points and eight rebounds and Torey Jones added nine points and five assists.
Sophomore forward Mia Waring led ESU (1-6) with career-highs of 14 points and seven steals and had a season-high six rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench. Waring’s previous career-high was nine points, twice as a freshman and once as a sophomore this season.
Junior guard Jennifer Scherer was in double figures for the first time this season with 11 points and sophomore guard Barb Borst scored 10 points. Freshman guard Andrea Veres scored eight points and was 6-for-6 at the foul line. Sophomore center Kelly Sorber continued her strong play inside for the Warriors with nine rebounds and two blocks, and is averaging 8.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.
Caldwell pulled away from an early 13-8 lead with a 15-0 run, paced by six points from Anderson and five from Leedham, to go ahead 28-8. The Cougars led 42-20 at halftime and scored the first eight points of the second half to put the game away.
The Warriors are off until Thursday, Dec. 30 when they play a 1 p.m. game at Georgian Court. The four-game crossover schedule against the PSAC West begins on Jan. 3 and 4 with games against Slippery Rock and Mercyhurst.