Sun. Dec 4th, 2022

LIBERTY, Mo. – Lewis College despatched the sport to additional time however the Huskies prevailed 95-83 and moved to 2-0 on the GLIAC/GLVC Crossover Match Saturday afternoon at Mabee Middle. The Huskies outscored the Flyers 13-1 within the further session and had 5 gamers in double-figures, together with Sloane Zenner, whose 18 factors and final-minute free throws factored within the resolution.

“Sloane got here up big for us as we speak,” mentioned head coach Sam Clayton. “She hit photographs early after which rebounded and made free throws late to safe the win for us. I additionally thought Bella and Ellie got here up with large performs for us all through the sport. I am actually happy with how we responded to adversity on a protracted, robust, street journey.”

For the second straight sport, Tech posted a robust begin and led 22-9 on the finish of the primary quarter. The Flyers chipped away by means of quarters two and three and took a one-point lead 50-49 with 5:49 to go within the third. It remained a detailed encounter into the ultimate minute of regulation.

Trailing 79-78, Zenner hauled in an offensive rebound and was fouled with 12 seconds left. After changing each makes an attempt on the line, she was once more fouled, following Jenna Badali’s missed 3-point attempt. Zenner got here by means of with one other two free throws beneath stress with simply three ticks remaining. Lewis known as timeout, then ran a play for Kathryn Schmidt, who made a 3-pointer on the buzzer, sending it to additional time.

With fast baskets by Isabella Lenz and Ellie Mackay from downtown, it was all Huskies in further time. Free throws made by Mackay and Rondorf helped put one other late comeback out of attain.

Mackay posted a team-high 23 factors and went 8-for-8 from the free throw line. Lenz got here off the bench for 19 factors and shot 7-for-17 from the ground. Zenner was an environment friendly 5-for-9 for 18 factors, together with seven rebounds. Katelyn Meister led the workforce with eight rebounds to go along with 16 factors and the Huskies almost made it to 100 factors for the primary time since 2009 (Finlandia). 

Rebounds favored Tech 40-38 and MTU shot 45-percent (29-64) from the sector, together with 41-percent (13-31) from past the arc. One of many high free throw taking pictures groups in Division II final season, the Huskies related 24 of 25 free throw tries (96-percent), together with 6-for-6 in additional time.

Schmidt led the Flyers with 25 factors (10-21) and 9 rebounds. Taylor Gugliuzza (19 factors), Grace Hilbur (15 factors), and Lily Courier (10 factors) additionally made it to double-figures. Lewis shot 40-percent (31-78) within the sport and 32-percent (8-25) from downtown. 

The Huskies (2-0) proceed non-conference play at house on Tuesday, November 15 at 2 p.m. after they host Concordia St. Paul at SDC Gymnasium. Lewis (0-2) is at Ashland on Saturday, November 19.

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