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Lady Warriors Blow Out Falcons
January 6, 2011
Sterling, Kan. - Despite the absence of two of their key players, the Sterling College Lady Warriors coast to their fifth straight conference victory by beating Friends University by a mammoth 50 points, 96-46 at the Gleason Center in Sterling on Thursday night.
Both Megan Patrick and Candace Ewert did not play due to ailing injuries; however, that did not slow down the red-hot Lady Warriors. Senior Erica Herman got the ball rolling for Sterling offensively with 12 points in the first half. Friends got into foul trouble early in the first half letting Sterling get into the bonus. The Warriors capitalized by going 16/21 from the free-throw line. Consistent shooting and good rebounding helped the Lady Warriors peel away from Friends with a 39-16 lead at the half.
Coach Lonnie Kruse must have convinced his girls that a 23 point lead wasn't good enough as Sterling came out and played the second half even harder than the first. With a full head of steam, Senior Britany Gasper put up 11 points in the second half and scored a game high 20 points. Freshman Randi Lucas came off the bench and gave the team five and a half quality minutes putting up 10 points and reeling in 2 rebounds. The physical play in the second half of the Friends Falcons didn't seem to phase the Warriors, as they put up a massive 57 points to help them glide to a 96-46 victory.
Undefeated in the KCAC, the 10th ranked Lady Warriors move to 5-0 in conference play and 13-2 overall. Up next are the 7th ranked Lady Coyotes from Kansas Wesleyan on Saturday, January 21 when the SC travels to Salina in a tough road test. Game time is set for 5:00 P.M.
Story by Eric Dahl