HOUGHTON, Mich. – Alex Rondorf marked her third double-double of the season to assist Michigan Tech over Davenport 76-58 Thursday evening at SDC Gymnasium, extending the staff’s win streak to 5 straight.
Rondorf posted 21 factors and 11 rebounds, together with 4 on the offense glass as Tech improved to 15-3 general, 7-1 in opposition to GLIAC opponents.
“Alex did every part once more at this time,” mentioned head coach Sam Clayton. “Offensively, she was hitting her threes and likewise going to the offensive boards. She was entering into the passing lanes with three steals. She is a really unselfish participant who runs the ground each time and simply created a ton for us.”
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Huskies shot 2-for-6 to begin the sport and Davenport jumped in entrance 9-4. Rondorf jolted the offense with an open 3-pointer on the prime of the important thing and Tech proceeded on a 21-6 run to the halfway level of the second quarter with Rondorf already in double-figures. The Huskies shot 46-percent within the first half to guide 37-24. Rondorf collected 13 factors whereas Claire Gregwer posted seven for DU.
Mackay linked a 3-point play driving by the paint within the third quarter and the Huskies stayed in entrance.
Lilee Gustafson helped the Panthers management an below 10-point margin after making 4 of 6 baskets however Isabella Lenz made it 55-44 with a 3-pointer to shut the third quarter for MTU.
Lenz hit a pair of pictures from downtown within the fourth quarter and the Huskies saved the sport out of attain for the guests after capturing 45-percent (25-56) general, together with 46-percent from past the arc (12-26)
“I give tons of credit score to Davenport for popping out able to play proper from the beginning,” Clayton mentioned. “We have now to do a greater job of valuing each possession however I used to be pleased with the way in which we responded. Then we hit some essential pictures within the second half and executed our offense successfully.”
“I feel we might have performed higher, particularly within the first quarter,” Rondorf recognized. “It is going to be as much as us to study from a few of these early errors on Saturday. In a while, we locked down defensively and communicated properly which helped us.”
Lenz notched her third 20-point sport of the season with 20 factors and a team-high 5 assists. She shot 7-for-14, together with 4-for-7 from lengthy vary. Ellie Mackay chipped in 11 factors and 9 rebounds whereas Sloane Zenner scored eight.
Each groups dedicated 12 turnovers and the Panthers nabbed 39 rebounds, in comparison with 34 for Tech. The Huskies took benefit of 11 offensive boards and managed 18 second likelihood factors. MTU led by as many as 20 within the closing minute of the fourth quarter.
Michigan Tech (15-3, 7-1) meets No. 4 ranked Grand Valley State (16-1, 7-0) Saturday in Houghton at 1 p.m. The primary 600 followers will obtain a free t-shirt, courtesy of Michigan Tech athletics.
The Panthers (7-11, 1-7) misplaced their fifth sport in six outings and proceed Saturday afternoon at Northern Michigan. Three gamers made it to double figures, led by Gregwer with 14 factors (5-10), 15 rebounds. DU shot 38-percent (23-60) general and 27-percent (6-22) from exterior.