Flyer women grab win 14 on the season

 

Last updated 2/12/2020 at 3:07pm

Rachel Hinder's 23 points and 13 rebounds led Lewis' women's basketball team to a 69-50 win over Southwest Baptist at the Meyer Sports Center on Saturday afternoon in Bolivar, Mo. With the win, the Flyers improve to 14-8, 11-3 GLVC while the Bearcats drop to 12-10, 6-8 GLVC.

Lewis trailed 15-13 after one quarter of play before seizing control with a 15-3 run to begin the second quarter to take a 10-point lead. Hinders led the way with seven points in the run while Kaitlyn Williams (Homer Glen, Ill./Joliet Catholic) and Stephanie Hart (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) added three points each and Katie Gardner (Franklin, Wis./Pius XI) dropped home two.

However, SBU scored seven of the final nine points of the half to cut the Flyer lead to 30-25 at the intermission.

Lewis dominated the third quarter shooting 73.3 percent (11-for-15) from the floor including 1-of-2 from three to extend its lead to 20 heading into the final quarter. Hinders and Carly Graverson (Franklin, Wis./Franklin) combined for 14 of the Flyers 25 points in the quarter. Lewis' defense limited the Bearcats to just 10 points in the stanza.


The Flyers opened the final quarter on a 12-6 run to take its largest lead of the game on a three-pointer by Dajae Black (Chicago, Ill./Marist) with less than five minutes to play. Neither side shot the ball well in the final 10 minutes as Lewis was held to 25 percent shooting while the Bearcats connected on 27 percent of their opportunities. Hinders led all scorers in the contest. Black finished with nine points while Hart and Grace Hilber (Sun Prairie, Wis./Sun Prairie) had eight points apiece. Hinders also dished out a game-high five assists. The Flyers shot nearly 43 percent from the floor in the contest, was 9-of-24 from three and hit all six of their free throws. They outrebounded SBU 42-to-36.

Zahira White led the Bearcats with 10 points while Kyleigh Vaught added nine points. SBU was held to 31.6 percent shooting in the contest, was 3-of-16 from three and 11-for-18 at the charity stripe.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

Lewis' men's basketball team snapped its four-game losing streak with a 78-60 victory over Southwest Baptist on Saturday afternoon at the Meyer Sports Center in Bolivar, Mo. The Flyers improve to 11-11, 6-8 GLVC while the Bearcats fall to 17-5, 10-4 GLVC.

Lewis started fast scoring nine of the first 11 points and never looked back as it led by as many as 12 points in the first 20 minutes. SBU got as close as 30-26 with 4:18 to play in the half but the Flyers scored five of the next seven points to push the lead to seven before Damian Prgomet's jumper at the buzzer cut Lewis' lead to 35-30 at the break.


The Flyers lead hung around the 10-point margin for the first half of the second frame before they seized control over the final 8:26. They outscored the Bearcats 20-8 over a 6:30 stretch to take its largest lead of the game at 73-54 on a layup from Anthony D'Avanzo (Harwood Heights, Ill./Notre Dame) with 3:17 remaining.

SBU wouldn't get closer than 15 points the rest of the way.

Lewis had another great day shooting connecting on nearly 59 percent of its attempts from the floor, were 5-of-10 from three and shot 87 percent at the foul line. It outrebounded the Bearcats 38-to-32 and had 13 assists in the contest.

 

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