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Women's Hoops Downs Point Park, 65-46

MONACA, Pa. - The (RV) Lawrence Technological (Mich.) University women's basketball team defeated Point Park (Pa.) University for the second time this season, 65-46, in Monaca, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, December 29. Junior Forward Danielle Hanson (JR/East Lansing, Mich.) led the Blue Devils with a game-high 18 points.

Lawrence Tech (13-4, 5-2) shot 45 percent from the field and 32 percent from three-point territory. Kendall Fisher (FR/Indianapolis, Ind.) led Blue Devil bench, which outscored the Pioneers' 16-8, with 12 points. LTU turned 17 turnovers by Point Park into 11 points.

Hanson's game-high performance came from 8-of-11 from the field. Her 18 points match a season-high she set against UNOH on November 17. Nicole Buckingham (SR/Saginaw, Mich.) contributed with two blocks and 14 points as she reached double figures for the 14th-straight time. Fisher dished out a game-high four assists. Buckingham and Hanson combined for 15 rebounds, eight and seven respectively, to lead the team.

Point Park (4-10, 1-3) finished the game shooting 31.5 percent from the field. The Lawrence Tech defense held the Pioneers to just 3-of-19 from deep. LTU has held opponents to 25.4 percent shooting from long range this season. Sam Weir led the Point Park charge with a double-double as she scored 12 points and grabbed 13 boards.

The first half was back-and-forth with three ties and 10 lead changes. Despite the Pioneers building a nine-point lead halfway through the first quarter, the Blue Devils engineered a comeback to cut the deficit to one by halftime.

Midway through the third quarter, Teryn Kline (SO/Fort Wayne, Ind.) knocked down a three-ball off a Point Park turnover to give LTU the lead. The Blue Devils would gain control of the game with a 20-5 run to close the quarter.

Hanson opened the fourth quarter with a second-chance jumper to spark another LTU run. The largest lead of the game for Lawrence Tech came with one minute remaining on the clock when Emily Langolf (SO/Macomb, Mich.) hit a jumper to give the Blue Devils a 21-point advantage. Point Park scored two more points with seconds remaining on the clock to close the outing 65-46.

Lawrence Tech will be back on the court on Wednesday, January 2, when the Blue Devils visit Rochester (Mich.) College (12-5, 6-3) at 5:30 p.m.