Senior guard Grace Barry does a layup. CUNE’s women’s basketball team defeated Doane on December 4th. Photos by Lyric Allen.
By Elisha Meyer
Senior Philomena Lammers scored 20 points for the Bulldogs followed closely by sophomore Elsie Aslesen’s 19 points as the women’s basketball team continued its torrid start to conference play with a 110-47 win over the Doane University Tigers Wednesday night.
Doane walked into the matchup coming off its first win of the season beating Haskell Indian Nations University 65-56 on Nov. 30. The Tigers, however, would face a Bulldogs team with an undefeated record in both non-conference and conference play (7-0, 3-0 GPAC). The Bulldogs also sported an offense that broke the school’s single game points record not once, but twice already this year.
The Bulldogs wasted no time in showing their elite offensive attack. Leading the way was Lammers with a near double-double performance (20 points, 7 rebounds). Not far behind was Aslesen, who delivered off the bench with 19 points and six rebounds. All but two Bulldogs put the ball through the net, shooting an overall 53.3% from the floor.
The defense for the Bulldogs continued to assert itself as the best defense in the country with 40 combined turnovers and six blocks, four of those coming from Lammers. The defensive performance put forth resulted in an astonishing 22-5 lead after the first quarter and a 53-10 lead at halftime, the lowest point total allowed in any half this season.
The Bulldogs return to Walz Arena this Saturday to take on No. 13 Dakota Wesleyan University in a rematch of last year’s Great Plains Athletic Conference championship, which the Bulldogs won 75-63. The Bulldogs are currently 3-0 against ranked opponents, including the No. 2 team in the country, Southeastern University.
The Tigers will return with a 1-8 record to its home court to take on Mount Marty College this Saturday.