Whitney Bunn set the Furman University women’s basketball program’s season assist record as the Paladins clinched their first back-to-back winning seasons in a decade during a 66-44 victory against Samford on Monday.
Bunn, a sophomore guard, had eight assists in the win and brought her season total to 192, one more than the previous record set during the 2013-14 season by Brigid Morrissey.
Furman improved to 16-11, including 5-6 in the Southern Conference. With three regular-season games remaining and at least one in the conference tournament, the Paladins cannot lose more than 15 games. Furman went 18-13 a season ago. The most recent time the team had two consecutive winnings seasons when it finished 18-11 in 2003-04 and 18-10 in 2004-05.
Holli Wilkins led the Paladins with 15 points. Freshman Cierra Carter followed with 13, Kelsey Ellis with 11 and Bunn with 10. Furman was 8-for-13 on 3-point attempts.
Destiney Elliott and Hannah Nichols scored 16 points each for the Bulldogs (14-12, 7-4).
The Paladins’ next game is their home finale against UNC Greensboro at 2 p.m. Saturday.