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SOUTHFIELD, Mich.- The Lawrence Technological (Mich.) University women's basketball team defeated Wright State-Lake University (Ohio) 95-29 in the Don Ridler Field House on Saturday afternoon.
How it Happened
Kaitlyn Smith (JR/Holly, Mich.) opened the game with the first of her six threes in the first two quarters. The Blue Devils led the game by eight, 12-4, with 4:17 left in the first quarter as Nicole Buckingham (SR/Saginaw, Mich.) closed the run with a field goal. Smith closed the quarter the same way she opened it, with a three to give the Blue Devils a 22-6 lead after the first.
The Blue Devils continued to dominate the game with six steals in the second quarter as they built a 30-point lead with 6:06 left until halftime. The Blue Devils closed the quarter up 45-15 Lawrence Tech shot 50 percent from the field in the second quarter including 4-for-11 from beyond the arc.
Wright State-Lake struggled to put points up in the third quarter as the Blue Devils put the game away with a 22-2 quarter. Danielle Hanson (JR/East Lansing, Mich.) started the scoring with a pair of free-throws and a jumper to push the lead to 49-15 as they went on a 20-0 run to open the third. The Blue Devils went into the fourth quarter with a 67-17 lead.
Lawrence Tech closed the game with a 28 point fourth quarter as they won their third game of the season 95-29. The Blue Devils shot 11-for-17 from the field in the final quarter and held a 13-6 advantage on the boards.
-Blue Devils scored 42 points in the paint compared to 10 for Wright State-Lake.
-Lawrence Tech scored 28 points off turnovers. Wright State Lake score 0 points off turnovers.
-The Blue Devils had 16 second chance points.
-The Lawrence Tech bench outscored the Wright State-Lake bench 51-1.
Blue Devils by the Numbers
-Kaitlyn Smith scored a game high 20 points on 7-for-8 shooting including 6-for-7 from three. She went 6-for-6 from the beyond the arc in the first half.
-Kendall Fisher (FR/Indianapolis, Ind.) scored a career high 18 points as she went 8-for-13 from the field in 25 minutes of action.
-Nicole Buckingham had a team high five steals and scored 13 points in the win as she played 26 minutes. She also grabbed nine rebounds and two assists.
-Alex Ruster (SR/Warren, Mich.) scored 11 points off the bench for the Blue Devils in 17 minutes of action, her first minutes since the opening game. She went 3-for-6 from three and shot 2-for-4 from the line.
-The team finished the game shooting 54.3 percent from the field, 46.4 percent from beyond the arc and 60 percent from the line.
-Recorded 25 assists with 12 turnovers and 13 steals.
Lakers by the Numbers
-Kennedy Dixon led the way for Wright State-Lake with 12 points as she shot 6-for-9 from the field.
- Mikayla Stump finished the game with seven points as she played the entire game for the Lakers.
-The Lakers shot 23.9 percent from the field and 5.9 percent from the three point arc.
-Finished the game with 25 turnovers and just three assists with two steals.
The Blue Devils host Great Lakes Christian on Wednesday, November 7 at 11 a.m. This is the second annual Community Schools game at Don Ridler Field House.