FORT WAYNE, Ind.- The (RV) Lawrence Technological (Mich.) University women's hoops team fell at third-ranked Indiana Tech, 51-45, on Saturday, January 19 at the Schaefer Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Freshman Kendall Fisher led the way for the Blue Devils with 14 points.
Fisher's game-high performance consisted of knocking down 4-for-12 from beyond the arc and 2-for-2 from the charity stripe. Kaitlyn Smith and Rachel Price contributed with 10 and eight points, respectively. Nicole Buckingham led the squad with six assists, nine boards, and two blocks.
Despite struggles from the field, shooting just 25 percent from the floor, Lawrence Tech (16-7, 8-5) forced 14 turnovers by the Warriors. The Blue Devils won the battle on the glass, 41-37, and scored three second-chance points, led by eight offensive rebounds.
Indiana Tech (21-1, 13-0) shot 38 percent from the field, which included 27.8 percent from beyond the arc. LTU's defense limited the Warriors to just one double-digit scorer in Bella Lozano-Dobbs, who had 12 points on the contest.
Despite having shooting woes from the field in the first two quarters and a slow start, the Blue Devils put up a fight after the halftime break as they engineered a 22-6 third quarter to overcome an 11-point deficit and take the lead for the first time in the outing, 36-31. LTU went 7-for-15 from the field and 6-for-10 from deep in the third.
The Warriors weathered the run and struck back in the fourth quarter. Indiana Tech stole the lead with one minute remaining and sealed the game with four free-throws in the last ten seconds of the contest.
The Blue Devils return to action on Wednesday, January 23, when Madonna (Mich.) University (0-20, 0-12) visit the Don Ridler Field House at 6 pm.