Lady Blue Jays Demolish Principia On Senior Night
Athletic News - Basketball(W)
The Westminster Lady Blue Jays started their five seniors in their 79-48 victory over Principia College Tuesday evening. The Blue Jays finish first in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) with a 14-2 conference record.
The Blue Jays advance their overall record to 15-10 heading into the SLIAC Tournament.
The Blue Jays started all five seniors, including injured Kirsten Carney (St. Louis, Mo. /Lutheran South). Carney put the first numbers on the board, scoring her last bucket as a Blue Jay.
The Blue Jays had a slow start to the game, but a short jumper by Danielle Williams (Waynesville, Mo. /Waynesville) off her own rebound put them up by six just six minutes into the game (13-7).
With 6:40 left in the first, the Blue Jays started a 17-2 run to head into halftime up 44-18.
Coming out of halftime, the Blue Jays continued their run, adding another eight points in the first three minutes (54-20).
The Blue Jays held a steady 38 point lead throughout the second half, rotating in their entire bench. They won 79-48.
The Blue Jays shot 52% from the field and 39% from the three-point line. They shot 92% from the foul line, going 12 for 13 on their free throws. Leigh Ann Lutz (California, Mo. /California) led the Blue Jays with 12 points, followed by Mackenzie Haddox (Washington, Mo. /St. Francis Borgia) with 11.
Seniors Kenna Cornelson (Oklahoma City, Okla. /Casady) and Hannah Kloster (Springfield, Mo. /Parkview) dished in five and four assists, respectively. Three seniors, Talisha Washington (Fulton, Mo. /Fulton), Laci Luff (Pea Ridge, Ark. /Pea Ridge) and Kloster, grabbed three or more steals.
The Blue Jays will host the SLIAC Tournament this Thursday. The games start at 6:00 p.m., and the Blue Jays play at 8:00 p.m. against the Spalding Golden Eagles. If the Blue Jays win, they will play at 1:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the Westminster Historic Gymnasium.