Lakers’ Hot Shooting Torches Cougars
The #9 Lake Land College women’s basketball team shot 51% for the game to down #7 ICC 77-56 in a Region 24 match-up of two Top 10 teams at Ramsey Gym on Wednesday night. Lake Land (17-2) was hitting on all cylinders while the Cougars were flat from start to finish, leading to the lopsided loss and dropping ICC to 12-6.
End of 1st: Lake Land 22, ICC 8
Camryn Stafford scored on the first possession to give ICC their only lead of the night at 2-0. Summer Stoewer and Stafford helped the Cougars draw to within 9-6 at the 6:04 mark, but Lake Land went on a 13-2 run as ICC was not sharp defensively and turned the ball over seven times to get in the hole.
Haltime: 40-21 Lake Land
The Cougars pulled to within 22-12 on Josi Becker’s free throws and Stafford’s basket (assist Stoewer), but the Lakers were much more sharp, as they increased their lead to 31-14 with 4:40 in the half. Courtney Heffren & Josi Becker hit back-to-back three-pointers (Moriah Ward assists) but Lake Land was too smooth on offense to allow ICC to make any dent in the deficit.
End of 3rd: 63-38 Lake Land
The teams traded baskets for the first part of the stanza and then LLC continued to surge to increase their lead.
ICC showed some small signs of life to start the fourth as Stoewer and Stafford combined for scores and the defense dug in to draw to within 69-49, but it was way too little too late, and Lake Land cruised to the win.
Becker (7 pts, 4 reb, 3 asts) Ward (2 pts, 2 reb, 3 asts) Stoewer (12 pts, 6 reb, 6 asts) Stafford (17 pts, 7 reb) Marshall (3 pts) Metts (4 pts, 4 reb) Heffren (5 pts, 5 reb) Gibbs (6 pts, 5 reb)
Game goals reached:
Get a shot on the first possession of every quarter
Next up: Home on Saturday vs. South Suburban at 2:00 pm. We are told there will be no live-stream. Illini Bluffs and Bloomington Central Catholic varsity girls’ will play prior to the Cougars, starting at 12:00 pm.