Lewis women's basketball runs win streak to seven


Last updated 1/22/2020 at 2:16pm

Lewis University’s women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to seven and remained unbeaten in Great Lakes Valley Conference play with an 86-77 win at Illinois Springfield on Monday evening.

The Flyers are now 11-5 overall and 8-0 in the GLVC while the Prairie Stars fall to 6-10, 1-7 GLVC. Lewis came out firing shooting over 71 percent (10-for-14) while holding UIS to just 3-of-15 shooting in the opening quarter.

After the Prairie Stars tied the score at nine, the Flyers finished the quarter on a 16-0 run.

Lewis extended its lead to as many as 18 points with less than six minutes to play in the second quarter on a three-pointer from Morgan Glatczak (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago).

UIS countered with an 15-5 run over the next four minutes to cut the Flyer lead to 41-33.

The Flyers stretched the lead back to nine on a three-pointer from Kaitlyn Williams (Homer Glen, Ill./Joliet Catholic) and a free throw from Rachel Hinders (Johnston, Iowa/Johnston) with 1:05 left in the half.

The Prairie Stars scored five points in the final minute of the half to cut Lewis’ lead to 45-41 at the intermission. UIS scored on its opening possession of the third quarter but the Flyers answered with a 12-2 run to extend its lead to 57-45.

Katie Gardner (Franklin, Wis./Pius XI) hit a big three with 4:06 remaining to extend the lead back to four and added two more key buckets in the final couple of minutes to keep the Prairie Stars at bay. Gardner scored 15 of her 17 points in the final 10 minutes on 6-of-7 shooting and was 2-for-3 from three.

Hinders lead four players in double figures with a game-high 26 points.

Gardner added 17, Williams finished with 14 and Glatczak finished with 10.


The Lewis University women’s bowling team placed ninth of 57 teams over the weekend at the Kegel/Illinois State Bowling Proprietors Association Midwest Collegiate Classic at Stardust Bowl.

The Flyers shot an 8,412 over five traditional games and 20 Baker games for two days at the Tier One United States Bowling Congress tournament.

Saturday featured five traditional games in which the Flyers shot 4,685. They were led by Erin Biccochi (Ladd, Ill./Hall), who shot a 1,054 (202-180-218-221-233) to place 4th overall to make the All-Tournament Team. Michelle Tiltges (Lansing, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) added a 951 to place 57th, Jenna Sussenbach (Naperville, Ill./Plainfield North) recorded a 648 in three games with a 248 game, Amber Furman (Tinley Park/Andrew) shot a 525 in three games, Kayla Dench (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield East) had a 515 in three games, Kylie Johnson (Belvidere, Ill./Belvidere North) had a 493 in three games, Clara Ferrari (Peru, Ill./LaSalle-Peru) had a 341 in two games and Kaylee Zukovich (Joliet, Ill./Joliet West) added a 158 game.

Sunday Lewis shot a 3,727 with high Baker games of 238, 243 and 214. Johnson led the team with an 86 percent fill percentage (31-of-36). Biccochi had an 85 percent fill rate (34-of-40), Zukovich had an 83.3 (15-of-18) and Tiltges added an 82.5 (33-of-40). The team had a 79 percent fill percentage on the day (158-for-200).


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