Grace takes down Huntington

WINONA LAKE, Ind. – Grace’s women’s basketball team extended its win streak to four games after beating Huntington 76-61 on Saturday afternoon.

Karlee Feldman led the charge with her 14th double-double of the season. The junior center went off for 21 points and 14 rebounds.

The first quarter was not a picture of efficiency for the Lady Lancers. Grace turned the ball over seven times and shot just 33 percent from the floor.

But Grace’s defense kept the Lady Lancers within range. After one quarter, Grace trailed by three at 16-13.

Grace’s offense got back on track to begin the second quarter, however. The Lady Lancers generated high-percentage looks by attacking fast and attacking through the post.

Karlee Feldman picked up eight quick points in the quarter to help Grace surge ahead.

Grace continued to roll, pulling ahead by 11 after a 3-pointer from Kaylee Patton.

The Lady Lancers took a 38-27 lead into halftime. After shooting 33 percent in the first quarter, Grace made 61 percent of its looks in the second stanza.

Feldman (10 points, 5 rebounds) and Kiersten Findley (11 points, 5 boards) were key figures in the first half.

Grace continued to open its advantage in the third quarter. Maddie Ryman and Patton hit early shots to push the lead to 14 points.

The lead reached as many as 18-points after Peyton Murphy converted on a deep shot beyond the arc.

The Lady Lancers offense continued to hit on all cylinders as they made 53 percent of their shots in the quarter and took a 60-45 lead into the final stanza.

Grace’s lead hovered between 18 and 14 points in the fourth quarter as Grace put the finishing touches on the 76-61 victory.

In addition to her 21 point double-double, Feldman also turned away two shots. Ryman had a stellar outing with 17 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds.

“It’s a weird schedule that we played this year but I am proud of the maturity our girls showed,” said Grace head coach Dan Davis. “After beating Huntington last weekend I thought the girls proved their veteran leadership with their effort and attention to detail in practice this week. The Crossroads League always feels like a boxing match and we will take Sunday and Monday to get ready for another round of games next week.

The Lady Lancers have a pair of huge matchups next week. Grace will host No. 6 Marian next Wednesday at 7 p.m. and will travel to No. 7 IWU on Saturday for a 1 p.m. showdown.