WATERTOWN, Wis. – From the opening tip-off to the final whistle, the Crusaders never let up in a 77-31 thumping of Kuyper.
Junior guards Autumn Peotter (Waupaca, Wis.) and Kristin Morrison (Jefferson, Wis.) paced the Crusaders to a 10-0 lead in the opening minutes with several fast break points.
That lead widened to nearly 30 points as junior forward Torey DeLozier (Watertown, Wis.) led the team with 12 points and junior guard Hallie Nelson (Rockford, Ill.) notched 10 to close the first half.
Maranatha never let up with reserves Stephanie Zinner (Harrison TWP, Mich.) and Stephanie Cloutier (Northfield, N.H.) seeing valuable minutes in the waning minutes of the game.
Sophomore guard Heidi Fletcher’s three-point accuracy led her to a trio of three’s and ended the game with 11 points. Nelson finished with 14 points on 50% shooting while sophomore center Laci Peterson (Chillicothe, Ill.) finished with 10 points and four blocks.
The Crusaders host Wisconsin Lutheran at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12.