The Calvary University Lady Warriors defeated the Kansas Christian College Falcons in a close battle Saturday afternoon. With a final score of 66-65, the Lady Warriors improved their season record to 14-2.
Tremendous defense from both the Warriors and the Falcons resulted in a low scoring first half, but with 53% shooting from the field, the Lady Warriors were able to go into halftime with a seven point advantage. “Both teams came out ready to play in the first half,” said guard Hannah Sorensen. “It took a lot of mental strength, but we were able to stay poised which really helped us to gain the lead going into halftime.”
Calvary University started the second half with cold shooting, giving the Falcons a 12 point lead with eight minutes remaining. A strong 1-2-2 zone as well as the ability to score under the basket got the Lady Warriors back into the game. “We did a really good job of creating open looks with good ball movement and finding the open person.” said Coach Shoemaker. “We had some really good passes into the post, which allowed our forwards to score effectively.” With 20 seconds remaining, and the Warriors down by one, Lynzee Faulkner hit a clutch shot underneath the goal to go up by one point. This ended up being the winning basket.
Anna Holloway led the Warriors with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Strong rebounding from both Bethelann Manson and Lynzee Faulkner, as well as some key rebounds from Shalom Sutcliffe in the final minutes were also crucial. Taylor Hunter finished with 17 points and five steals. Hunter passed the school record for most three point shots made in a season in tonight’s win.
The Lady Warriors will go on the road next Tuesday to play against Manhattan Christian College at 5:00 PM.