Unlike many teams that battle rust after a long layoff, the Hornets were sharp and focused from the start, dominating the first half on both ends and steadily building a 31-15 edge.
The rest of the game was spent nursing and building that comfortable lead, and mostly it was a two-player effort on the offensive end. Madison Beck picked up 19 points, while Lauren Getman finished with 18 points. Rachel Miller, with nine points, offered solid support as Erica Assimon and D’Jahi Patterson-Hicks managed six points apiece.
Both of the F-M sides would play a pair of city foes this week, taking on Corcoran Tuesday and Nottingham on Friday night.