The Lady Warriors carried their momentum from their NAIA win from last Friday into tonight’s game against the Union College Warriors. “Going into the game, our mentality was to run our own tempo and not let the other team affect the tempo,” said forward Lynzee Faulkner. Calvary University opened the game with a 30-2 run on Union College. The Warriors man-to-man defense only allowed Union to score 7 points in the 2nd quarter, giving the Warriors a halftime lead of 54-9.
“At halftime, we made goals to improve areas in our transition offense, and our man-to-man defense, and they executed those goals in the 2nd half,” Coach Shoemaker said.
The Lady Warrior’s defense did not let up at all, limiting Union College to just 16 points in the second half. Calvary’s halftime adjustments propelled them to an impressive 86-25 victory.
“The key factor to tonight’s win was that we ran our offense effectively,” Coach Shoemaker said. “We passed the ball very well and created a lot of open looks with our ball movement.”
Taylor Hunter led the Warriors with 25 points, while Anna Holloway scored 18. Lynzee Faulkner finished with a season high of 10 points, and Tori Stahr shot well from beyond the arc, finishing with 11 points.
“Our mentality moving forward is that we will continue to push each other in practice as we prepare for the tournaments coming up and continue to improve on our weaknesses,” said Coach Shoemaker. The Lady Warriors will take the court again this Saturday afternoon at 2 PM against Kansas Christian College.