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Lawrence Tech Falls to Indiana Tech, 89-65, in WHAC Semifinal

Lawrence Tech Falls to Indiana Tech, 89-65, in WHAC Semifinal

FORT WAYNE, Ind.- The Lawrence Technological (Mich.) University women's basketball team fell to seventh-ranked Indiana Tech, 89-65, in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Semifinal at the Schaefer Center in Fort Wayne. Kendall Fisher(FR/Indianapolis, Ind.) led the Blue Devils with 21 points and contributed with three assists and six rebounds.

Lawrence Tech closed the matchup shooting 41 percent from the field and 31.6 percent from deep. The Blue Devils forced the Warriors to 11 turnovers that led to 16 points and scored 11 second-chance points off nine offensive rebounds. LTU's bench pitched in with nine points. 

Fisher's performance consisted of going 9-for-18 from the field, 3-for-5 from three-point land, and 4-for-4 from the charity stripe. Teryn Kline (SO/Fort Wayne, Ind.) contributed with 19 points and Nicole Buckingham (SR/Saginaw, Mich.) with 11. Buckingham paced the team with seven boards, while Rachel Price (JR/Springboro, Ohio) and Danielle Hanson(JR/East Lansing, Mich.) led the squad with four assists each.

Indiana Tech (29-3, 18-2) finished the game shooting 61.1 percent from the field and 70 percent from beyond the arc. DeAnn Kauffman and Alexis Hill led the Warriors with 19 points apiece. Kendall Knapke contributed with 17 points and eight rebounds.

With shooting woes troubling the Blue Devils in the first quarter and a slow start, LTU went into the locker rooms trailing 42-24 by the end of the second quarter. Lawrence Tech finished the first-half shooting 34.5 percent from the field.

Indiana Tech achieved its biggest lead, of 30 points, at the beginning of the fourth quarter. However, three good free throws by Kline sparked a 24-18 run for the Blue Devils to cut the deficit to 24.

This was the last game for Lawrence Tech this season, rounding out their overall record to 22-10 and 13-7 in the WHAC.