Early defense, scoring spark send Leafs to third straight win

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Prigge leads team in scoring; Archibeque, Roe combine for 11 assists
BANNOCKBURN, Ill. — Alyson Prigge scored a team-high 16 points and the Goshen College women’s basketball team won its third straight game Friday night, knocking off Kentucky Christian University 72-53 at the Trojan Classic hosted by Trinity International University.
Prigge shot 6-for-9 from the floor and connected on four 3-pointers in 14 minutes as she recorded her highest point total of the last two years. Graysen Cockerham added 15 points and 6 steals for the Maple Leafs (3-1).
GC’s defense held Kentucky Christian (0-6) to 3-of-15 from the floor in the first 10 minutes, taking leads of 18-9 at the quarter and 41-28 at the half. KCU finished the game shooting 17-for-53 for 32.1 percent.
Sydney Foster scored a game-high 20 points for the Knights, who outscored Goshen 17-10 in the third quarter before Goshen responded with a 21-8 edge in the final stanza. Shelby Slone added 8 points and 9 rebounds.
Mariah Roe led the Maple Leafs with a career-high 6 assists while Haley Archibeque added 5, matching her best total in the last 12 months. Goshen racked up 18 helpers as a team, posting a 1.29 assist-to-turnover ratio that was the program’s highest against an NAIA opponent in more than two seasons.
Graysen Cockerham finished with 6 steals to lead all players.
The Maple Leafs return to action Saturday on day 2 of the classic, squaring off with Trinity International at approximately 5 p.m. EST.
More, including full statistics and comments from GC head coach Stephanie Miller, to come when available.
Goshen College is an affordable, nationally-ranked Christian liberal arts college in Northern Indiana known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability and social justice.
The Maple Leafs compete in 14 varsity sports in the NAIA’s highly competitive Crossroads League and Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference, continuing a tradition of intercollegiate athletics that dates to 1956 and included women’s competition nearly a decade before Title IX. For more information on GC athletics, visit www.GoLeafs.net and follow the Maple Leafs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @GCMapleLeafs.

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