SOUTHFIELD, Mich.– The (RV) Lawrence Technological (Mich.) University women's basketball team defeated Madonna (Mich.) University 0-0 on Wednesday night at Don Ridler Field House. The 121 points scored tied a program record for points scored in a game. The 82-point point differential was the biggest differential in program history, besting there 79-point win over Great Lakes Christian earlier this season.
The Blue Devils finished with six players in double-figures with Teryn Kline (SO/Fort Wayne, Ind.) and Kendall Fisher (FR/Indianapolis, Ind.) each scoring 21 points while Danielle Hanson (JR/East Lansing, Mich.) finished with 20 off the bench. Smith added 18 points including 6-for-9. Nicole Buckingham (SR/Saginaw, Mich.) added 15 points while Rachel Price (JR/Springboro, Ohio) added 11 points. Emily Langolf (SO/Macomb, Mich.) added nine points off the bench while Alex Ruster (SR/Warren, Mich.) finished with seven points in 17 minutes off the bench.
Lawrence Tech (16-7, 8-5) missed their first two shots from the field, but went on an 18-4 run to follow as they hit seven straight field goals. Kaitlyn Smith (JR/Holly, Mich.) scored nine points as she hit three of her four three's early in the first quarter. The Blue Devils were able to close the quarter with a 7-4 run to take a 25-8 lead into the second quarter.
Langolf opened the second quarter with a three-pointer to make it 28-10 as the Blue Devils built a 25-point lead at 35-10 with 6:37 left until halftime. Lawrence Tech closed the half with a 20-12 run as Alex Ruster closed the quarter with a layup to put the Blue Devils up 55-22 at the break.
Lawrence Tech shot 50 percent from the field as Smith led the way in the first 20 minutes with 12 points on 4-for-6 shooting including 4-for-5 from beyond the arc. The Blue Devils held Madonna to 23.1 percent shooting as they went 9-for-28 in the first half.
The Blue Devils used the third quarter to build its lead to 54 points as limited the Crusaders to just four field goals in the quarter. Madonna was outscored in 30-9 in the third. Lawrence Tech continued to dominate the rest of the game as they shot lights out in the fourth, going 16-for-22 for 36-8 advantage. The Blue Devils won game 121-39.
Lawrence Tech is back on the court Wednesday, Jan. 30 when they travel to No. 23 University of Michigan – Dearborn in the UM-Dearborn Fieldhouse. First tip is set for 6 p.m.