Lady Blue Jays Defeat Highlanders 

Athletic News - Basketball(W) 

The Westminster Women’s Basketball team took an early lead and beat MacMurray College 70-62 Saturday afternoon.  The Blue Jays extend their record to 2-2 and begin their SLIAC record up 1-0.

The Blue Jays started the game with a 7-0 lead against the Highlanders.  The Blue Jays started increasing their lead against the Highlanders nine minutes into the game after two good free throws by Mackenzie Haddox.  A good jumper by Kirsten Carney gave Westminster a 12 point lead, their highest lead of the half, with nine minutes left in the half.  The Highlanders held Westminster to scoring only five points in the last five minutes of the half, ending it with the Blue Jays up 33-22.

The Blue Jays had a slow start in the second half.  A foul by Westminster let the Highlanders get within five points four minutes in.  The Blue Jays didn’t get down, and built the lead back up.  With nine minutes left in the game, a three by Carney from Sadie Theroff put the Blue Jays up by 13, their largest lead of the game. In the last seven minutes left in the game, the Highlanders once again held Westminster from scoring much.  The Blue Jays were able to score 10 in the last seven minutes. The Blue Jays were able to hold the Highlanders from scoring though, ending the game at 70-63, Westminster.

The Blue Jays ended the game with ten steals, seven of which were in the first half alone. Leigh Ann Lutz led the Blue Jays with 13 points, followed by Kenna Cornelson and Hannah Kloster with 11 and 10, respectively.  Cornelson and Laci Luff led the game with four assists each.  Luff also contributed seven rebounds. 

The Lady Blue Jays head Millikin University for a tournament next Saturday, December 8th.