Southfield, Mich.- The Lawrence Technological University (Mich.) women's basketball team closed out their non-conference schedule with a win over the Seahawks of Keiser University (Fla.) inside the Massimino Center early Monday evening with a final score of 71-58. In what is only the second meeting between the teams the Blue Devils looked to close the year out with a win heading into the New Year and WHAC Play. The Blue Devils are reeling from back to back losses in what has been a tough time being outscored 144-109 over the course of these past two games. But that ended when the Blue Devils lead by the Senior Kaitlyn Smith who cashed in 17 pts a team high today guided the Blue Devils to a victory. Smith was helped out over the course of the game with Sophomore Kendall Fisher scoring 10 pts herself and dishing out 6 assists over the course of the game and grabbing 6 boards. Fellow Senior Rachel Price also hit double digits in the win with 10 pts and grabbed a team high 9 boards in the victory. Overall 9 Blue Devils would get on the board tonight with Junior Teryn Kline knocking in 11 pts and Senior Hope Dollarhide grabbing 6 boards alongside her 7 pts.
Overall the Blue Devils seemed to have an answer for the Seahawks leading scorer and former WHAC foe Emily Patton keeping her to 8 pts on the night with only two Seahawks hitting double digits on the night. The Blue Devils shot 44.2% overall compared to 29.3% from their opponent. The Blue Devils seemed to get it going early from beyond the arc shooting 41.7% on the night going 10-24. Alongside the great shooting from the Blue Devils rebounding was another strong suite for the team as they won the battle down low 38-34 respectively. Turnovers still plagued the Blue Devils on the night with 16 total turnovers compared to the 10 turnovers by the Seahawks. Coach Howrigon had this to say after the game "after a tough game yesterday, we responded today like champions. I am so proud of our ability to move forward as one and put together a solid game today that we executed our game plan for 40 minutes, We grew in Florida."
Looking ahead for the Blue Devils, the team will take the next day to travel back to Michigan and get some rest before they hit the pavement and get ready for conference foe Madonna on Saturday afternoon. Tip is set for 1 pm inside the Don Ridler Field House on the campus of Lawrence Technological University. The Blue Devils will play their next two games at home taking on the Warriors of Rochester University (Mich.) on Wednesday, January 8th. The Blue Devils then hit the road for the battle of mentor and mentee taking place on Saturday, January 11th in Adrian, Michigan against Siena Heights University (Mich.)