Lady Blue Jays Continue Win Streak With Win Over Webster
Athletic News - Basketball(W)
The Westminster Blue Jays keep their win streak alive with a 57-46 win over the Webster Gorloks. This moves the Blue Jays to a 10-1 SLIAC record and an 11-9 overall record.
Despite early foul trouble from seniors Kenna Cornelson (Oklahoma City, Okla. /Casady) and Talisha Washington (Fulton, Mo. /Fulton), a back and forth half left the Blue Jays down with four minutes left of play in the first.
Leigh Ann Lutz (California, Mo. /California) hit a jumper followed by a three with 2:57 left on the clock to take possession of the game. The Blue Jays then went 6-6 on free throws to finish the Blue Jays’ 11-2 run, finishing the half with a 30-25 lead.
Senior Hannah Kloster (Springfield, Mo. /Parkview) led the way for Westminster with 10 points at the half, and finished with a game-high 20 points.
After a slow start for the Blue Jays, Kloster scored seven straight points to put the Blue Jays back on top.
Freshmen guard Mackenzie Haddox (Washington, Mo. /St. Francis Borgia) played strong minutes for the team in the second half, scoring 13 points and finishing the game with 16.
After Kloster’s run, the Blue Jays never looked back despite Webster’s attempt to stop the scoring run.
Sophomore forward Danielle Williams (Waynesville/ Waynesville, Mo.) added three blocks to the win and Haddox led the team in rebounds with 7.
The Blue Jays shot 47% from the field and 29% from beyond the arc, while holding the Gorloks to just 28% from the field and 6% from downtown.
The Blue Jays come home on Saturday and look to continue their win streak against Eureka College at 3:00 p.m.
Eureka is the number two seed in the SLIAC with an 8-3 record and is coming to Westminster on a six game win streak. In the last meeting, Westminster had four starters score in double figures to aid in the 75-66 victory.