Sterling, Kan. - The Sterling College Lady Warriors put on an offensive show against the Lady Braves of Ottawa University Thursday night in Sterling. The Gleason Center was abuzz as Sterling cruised to an easy 83-38 conference win.
The first half started off very slowly on the offensive end for both teams. Midway through the first half, the teams had only combined for 15 points with Sterling leading 10-5. With a sense of urgency and in her own typical fashion, senior Erica Herman got things going for the Lady Warriors. Herman's aggressive play led Sterling's offensive surge and earned her 8 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals in the first period. Laura Patrick cashed in 7 points to go with another 6 from Madison Lucas, and the Lady Warriors finished the first half with a comfortable 34-20 lead.
Sterling came into the second half with a full head of steam, determined not to start as sluggishly as they did in the first. Using their defensive play to get things going, Sterling stifled Ottawa's offense and held them to only 18 points during the half. Controlling the rebounds was also key to the Warriors success, out-rebounding Ottawa by a total of 24 boards.