SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The Lawrence Technological (Mich.) University women's basketball team won their third straight conference game on Saturday, Nov. 23 defeating Concordia (Mich.) University – Ann Arbor 75-56. The Blue Devils have now won their last four games as they sit at 7-2 on the season.
Lawrence Tech (7-2, 3-0) opened the game with a 21-11 lead after the opening quarter as Rachel Price had five points while Kendall Fisher had four points. Danielle Hanson opened the second quarter with six points as she extended the Blue Devils lead to 27-11 with 6:40 remaining in the first half. Lawrence Tech went up 21 with 4:44 on the clock with a pair of Emily Langolf layoffs. Concordia cut the Blue Devils lead to 14, 38-24 at the break.
The Cardinals began chipping away at the Lawrence Tech lead, cutting it to nine at 47-38 with 4:31 left in the third quarter as they committed five turnovers in the opening six minutes. Kaitlyn Smith swung momentum with a three to go back up double-digits at 52-38. Concordia made it a 10-point game to end the third down 56-46.
Hope Dollarhide scored all eight of her points in the final 4:21 as she helped solidify the Blue Devils 75-56 win over Concordia. Hanson finished the game with a game high 19 points and 11 rebounds while Rachel Price added 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting and nine rebounds. Fisher recorded 12 points and seven rebounds with Smith finishing with nine points, five rebounds, and three assists.
Lawrence Tech finished the game shooting 30-of-57 for 54 percent from the field while going 46.7 percent from beyond the arc going 7-of-15. The Blue Devils only hit 50 percent of their free throws, but outrebounded Concordia 46-28 including 13-10 on the offensive glass. Lawrence Tech did commit 17 turnovers which led to 15 Cardinal points off turnovers.
Concordia was led by J'may Simmons with 12 points, and six rebounds while Tris'styn Willia added 11 points and three rebounds. The Cardinals were held to 32.8 shooting as the Blue Devils defense forced 12 turnovers for seven points.
The Blue Devils next matchup is on Tuesday, Nov. 26 when they travel to No. 4-ranked Indiana Tech to take on the Warriors in Fort Wayne, Ind. Opening tip is scheduled for 6 p.m.