SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - The Lawrence Technological (Mcih.) University Women's Basketball team defeated the Golden Eagles of Cornerstone University (Mich.) 84-52 in the WHAC season opener for 2019-2020 season on Saturday, November 16.
Lawrence Tech (5-2,1-0) played as a complete team as everyone got involved against the Golden Eagles (1-8, 0-1) with four Blue Devils scoring in double figures and every player scoring at least a point in the game. Leading the Blue Devils in points was once again Kendall Fisher with 15 to go with a team high four assists. Right behind her was Kaitlyn Smith and Julia Huey who each finished with 13 points. Leading the Blue Devils defense was Danielle Hanson with eight rebounds, while Smith, Hope Dollarhide and Gabby Gough each had six boards a piece.
The first quarter saw a close game, with the Blue Devils struggling to find their shot, with Smith running the court with eight points. Lawrence Tech gave Cornerstone five free throw opportunities, which the Golden Eagles capitalizing on each one. In the second quarter, Lawrence Tech found their stride going on a late run in the waning minutes of the third, with Gough nailing both of her free throws and Fisher scoring a three to seal the halftime lead, 36-24.
The third quarter saw an early surge from the bench of Lawrence Tech, with Teryn Kline scoring both of her free throws and Fisher and Rachel Price making a layup. Then, back-to-back threes from Kline and Huey saw the Blue Devils race past the Golden Eagles, never looking back.
Lawrence Tech streaked ahead in the fourth quarter, scoring 26 points in the 10 minutes with Huey dominating from outside with three three-point shots and three more within the paint for 10 points. Emily Langolf was right with her, fresh off the bench and going 2-3 in the paint and 2-2 outside the three point line. The Blue Devils ended this team game with a 84-52 win in the books.
Next up, Lawrence Tech is on the road to face the University of Northwestern Ohio on Wednesday, November 20th. UNOH is 1-6 overall and 0-2 in the conference. They have lost their most recent games with WHAC opponents Siena Hieghts University (Mich.) and Rochester University (Mich.) to open 2019-20 season.