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KWC women down Lake Erie in Ohio

February 23, 2021 | 12:02 am

Updated February 22, 2021 | 9:38 pm

Graphic by Owensboro Times

The Kentucky Wesleyan College women’s basketball team kept their win streak alive on Monday afternoon, taking down Lake Erie College by a score of 94-68.  The Panthers have won five straight and now sit at 14-4 entering the final week of the G-MAC regular season.

The Storm scored the first points of the game but their lead was short lived as Jordyn Barga evened the score at 6.  The Panthers never looked back from there, leading for over 36 minutes of play.

Lake Erie pulled within one early in the second quarter, but they were silenced with back-to-back three’s from Emma Johnson and Tahlia Walton.  Cali Nolot capped off the 8-0 run with a fast break lay up.

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Three minutes later Nolot notched another fast break lay up to put Wesleyan ahead 35-24 for their first double digit lead of the game.  Lake Erie cut Wesleyan’s lead down to three as the Panthers took a 37-34 lead to halftime.

Wesleyan lit up the scoreboard in the third frame, outscoring the Storm 29-19 while shooting 60%.  Barga shot a perfect 3-for-3 in the third with one three pointer.

The Panthers were in cruise control in the fourth quarter, leading by at least 14 points for the final 10 minutes of action.  At the 2:03 mark Shiya Hoosier knocked back a three to give Wesleyan their largest lead of the game at 28.

Barga poured in 19 points and 11 rebounds for her first double-double of the season.  Johnson and Lily Miller also scored in double figures with 15 and 11 points respectively.  Johnson led the Panthers with six assists.

Wesleyan scored 62 points in the paint and 22 on the fast break.  The Panthers attempted a season-high 82 shots on the night.

The Panthers close out the regular season at home this week, hosting Ohio Valley on Thursday and Ursuline on Saturday.

This is a KWC Athletics press release.

February 23, 2021 | 12:02 am

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