Lutz Ties Personal Game High Points In A Game  

Athletic News - Basketball(W) 

The Westminster College Women’s Basketball Team returned from the holidays, participating in Ohio Wesleyan’s Hoops for Hope Tournament. 

On Saturday evening, the Westminster Blue Jays took on the Washington and Jefferson Presidents.  The Presidents took an 8-0 lead just two minutes into the game.  A fast break pass from Leigh Ann Lutz to Talisha Washington cut the Presidents’ lead to four with 10:10 left in the first half. The Presidents rallied back, increasing the lead. The Blue Jays went into halftime down 21-29.

The Blue Jays spent the second half trying to put a stop to the Presidents, but the Presidents brought the lead by 21 points with 11:17 left in the game.  The Blue Jays cut the lead to 7 points, but could not get any closer. 
The Blue Jays resorted to fouling in the last minute to stop the clock, but the Presidents made 6 of their 8 free throws. The Blue Jays fell 60-68.

Hannah Kloster led the Blue Jays with 14 points and 3 steals, and Mackenzie Haddox grabbed 6 rebounds, all defensive and 11 points. 

On Sunday afternoon, the Blue Jays battled the Case Western Reserve Spartans.  After three minutes of play, the Blue Jays finally put the first numbers on the board. They held the lead for most of the first, but the Spartans tied the game with 3:56 left in the half, and the Blue Jays were not able to grab the lead again. The Blue Jays went into halftime down 28-34.

The Blue Jays cut the lead to one point with 14:48 left in the game, but they were not able to clinch the lead.  The Spartans pulled ahead, but with 1:59 left to go in the game, the Blue Jays were only down by 4. The Blue Jays resorted to fouling to stop the clock, but the Spartans went 8-10 on free throws, beating the Blue Jays 61-67.

Leigh Ann Lutz led the game with 28 points, tying her career high points in a game. Kenna Cornelson dished 6 assists, and Hannah Kloster grabbed 8 rebounds. The Blue Jays grabbed 37 rebounds, 25 being defensive rebounds. 

The Blue Jays take New Years off and head to St. Louis, Missouri January 2nd to play in their second conference matchup against Fontbonne University. 

Lutz was named to the All-Tournament Team, and there was no MVP selected.