MIDLAND, Mich. - The Lawrence Technological University fell on Saturday afternoon on the road to Northwood University (Mich.) in a 71-52 decision. Leading the team was the effort of Kendall Fisher who had 15 points, went 50% from the field goal range and had nine rebounds on the night.
What damaged the efforts of the Blue Devils (10-4, 5-1) was their low free throw and overall shooting percentage. Despite this Kendall Fisher and Danielle Hanson grabbed double digit points with 15. Hanson also grabbed nine rebounds on the night.
The first two quarters were neck and neck with Northwood (2-9), where the teams went into a tie at the end of both the first and second. However, in the third, Northwood took control of the game, scoring 23 points to Lawrence Tech's 12.
This second half surge by the Timber Wolves included a 16 point lead half way through the third, with the Timber Wolves going on a scoring streak with several made free throws to add to their shooting. Then, in the fourth, each team started off strong with back to back points, but a two minute scoring drought was ended from Northwood who streaked ahead. Despite the efforts made by several Blue Devils, including an off the bench effort by Hope Dollarhide grabbing seven points, the game ended 71-52 in the Timber Wolves favor.
Following a short break for the Holidays, the Blue Devils will now prepare for a quick trip down to Florida to face several NAIA teams. Opening up on December 29th, LTU will face Johnson & Wales (Fla.). The Wildcats (9-1,4-0) are hosting the Blue Devils following a 73-69 win to SUNY Poly on Friday, December 20th.