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21 Point First Quarter Propels Lady Warriors Past Bears

ANKENY, IA – February 16, 2017 – The Calvary University women’s basketball team (6-9) picked up a huge first round win in the Midwest Christian College Conference Tournament by defeating Barclay College 58-44.

The Lady Warriors entered the tournament on a four game losing streak after being defeated by the Lady Bears on February 10. This game was all Warriors. After gaining an early 15-0 lead, the Lady Warriors kept rolling offensively, earning an 18 point lead at halftime, and scoring 21 in the first quarter alone. In the final two quarters, Barclay regained their composure, outscoring Calvary by 5 in the second half; but it was not enough to make up the large halftime deficit.

Four Lady Warriors scored in double figures for the game. Rilee Walquist led with 19 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 steals. Rachelle Deaver added a double double of 15 points and 10 rebounds. Paige Specht also had a double double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Shelby Young rounded out the scorers with 10 points.

The Lady Warriors will take on the winner of Ozark and Emmaus, Friday at 3:00 CST.