LIMA, Ohio - The Lawrence Technological University women's basketball team took to the road on Wednesday, November 20th to face the University of Northwestern Ohio Racers and came back to Southfield with a 76-57 win.
The Blue Devils (6-2, 2-0) had a stellar night on the court, throwing up some of their highest percentages this season in terms of field goals and three pointers. Highlighting the team was Danielle Hanson's effort of 23 points, including a team high of 10 rebounds, going 7 for 13 from the paint and hitting 90% of her free throw attempts. This grabs her a double double on the night. Also doing well was newcomer Julia Huey who had 17 points on the night, going 5 for 9 in the paint and 5 for 9 out deep beyond the three point line. Kendall Fisher was hot again, grabbing double digit points at 14 and going 2 for 2 from the three point line.
LTU streaked ahead to start the game versus the Racers (1-7, 0-3) getting ahead 11-5 with a jumper made by Teryn Kline. However, the racers made a comeback narrowing the gap to 13-11 with a three pointer. Huey responded with a three pointer of her own, while Hanson closed the half with three seconds, grabbing a three point play from a foul on a made lay-up.
The second quarter, the Blue Devils enter up 19-11. Yet, UNOH went on to score the first four points of the second. Despite this, Hanson lit the fire again for LTU with a jumper, which Huey then added to the momentum with another made three pointer following a steal by Hanson. This qaurter saw much more back and forth with numerous fouls. LTU dominated from deep, going 4 for 6 in the three point range and grabbed 10 rebounds., closing the first half up by ten with a score of 38-28.
In the third, LTU loss some momentum with shots just not falling for them, resulting in the only quarter where the Racers of UNOH outscored them 17-13. With the Racers sinking six of their field goal attempts, they caught up quickly. However, they could have been even more ahead with primarily dominating the offensive side of the court, going 6 for 20 from inside and 5 for 13 in the three point range.
Entering the fourth with LTU only up 51-45, Lawrence Tech found the fire inside to again rush ahead and leaving UNOH in the dust. Scoring 25 points alone in this quarter and stifling the racers, keeping them at only 12, they found their rhythm. The Blue Devils hit all eight of their free throws, went 60% from the three point range and hit 7 of 9 of their field goal attempts. Huey was dominate in this quarter with eight points, including going 50% from both inside and outside the three. Fisher again was in the mix with four assists, sharing the ball for another solid team win for the women's team with a 75-57 decision.
Next up, Lawrence Tech comes home to host Concordia University - Ann Arbor at 1 p.m. for another WHAC match. The Cardinals (3-3, 1-1) are coming to Southfield following a narrow loss to Siena Heights University (Mich.) at home where they fell 66-64.