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Blue Devils Down Pioneers 70-56 at LTU Classic

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.- The (21) Lawrence Technological University (Mich.) (2-0 | 0-0 WHAC) women's basketball team defeated Point Park University (0-2 | 0-0) 70-56 this afternoon at the Don Ridler Field House. With this match, the Blue Devils concluded their participation in the 2018 LTU Classic.

Lawrence Tech started behind in the scoreboard in the first quarter, as Baylie Mook of Point Park scored a 2-point field goal 16 seconds into the game. Starter Danielle Hanson (JR/East Lansing, Mich.) tied the game in the 02:06 mark. The game continued going back-and-forth point-wise until halfway through the first quarter when Kendall Fisher (FR/Indianapolis, Ind.) scored a 2-pointer to give LTU the 10-8 lead. From this moment on, the Blue Devils were above in the scoreboard for the rest of the game. The teams went to the first quarter break with a score of 21-11.

The Pioneers reduced the 10-point distance to eight by halftime, as they scored 11 points and only allowed LTU to score nine in the second quarter. Nicole Buckingham (SR/Saginaw, Mich.), Cherilyn Banas (SR/Oxford, Mich.), and Emily Langolf (SO/Macomb, Mich.) were the Blue Devils who scored this nine point. The score by the end of the second quarter was 30-22, led by Lawrence Tech.

In the third quarter, Hanson, Buckingham, and Fisher were in charge of amplifying the scoreboard for Lawrence Tech to 50-41. Hanson made three 2-pointers and two free throws; Buckingham made one 2-point field goal and six free throws; Fisher made one 2-pointer and two free throws.

In the fourth quarter, the Blue Devils scored 20 points and only allowed the Pioneers to score 15. It was also in this quarter when Lawrence Tech achieved the largest lead in the game, which was of 17 points, in the 06:43 mark.

Buckingham was the top scorer for Lawrence Tech with 22 points and had a Field-Goal Percentage of 46.7. The second highest Blue Devil was Hanson, who scored 15 points and had an FGP of 75. Fisher followed Buckingham and Hanson with 12 points and a Field-Goal Percentage of 50. Banas was the player with most assists, six, followed by Fisher, Hanson, and Teryn Kline (SO/Fort Wayne, Ind.) with two. As a team, Lawrence Tech had a 41.7 FGP, 25.0 3-Point Field-Goal Percentage, and 87.5 Free-Throw Percentage.

Lawrence Tech will be back on the court in their WHAC opener game on Thursday, November 1 when they face Siena Heights University (Mich.) at the Don Ridler Field House. The game is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM.