Lady Pilots Drop Season Opener to Aquinas

by | Oct 28, 2017 | Headlines, RRSN News | 0 comments

Mishawaka, Ind. – The Lady Pilots opened the season and dropped a 69-61 affair to (RV) Aquinas on Saturday afternoon in the Wiekamp Athletic Center to fall to 0-1. The Lady Pilots boasted four players in double figures and got to the foul line 23 times but could not score the victory.

GAME VITALS

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  • Score:  Aquinas 69 def. Bethel 61
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  • Records:  Aquinas (1-0) | Bethel (0-1)
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  • NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Aquinas – No. 37
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  • Location: Gates Gymnasium | Bethel College | Mishawaka, Ind.

STAT TRACKER

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  • Kamala Glenn: 18 pts, 4 ast
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  • Jessica Erwin: 14 pts, 3-4 fg, 8-9 ft, 3 reb
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  • Tahya Bruce: 10 pts, 3 stl
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  • Kaitlin Elsasser: 10 pts, 12 reb

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE

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  • Lady Pilots jumped out to a 15-10 advantage late in first quarter and held a 17-16 lead at the end of the quarter. The Pilots shot 66.7% from the field and Kamala Glenn got off to a hot start with 9 of her 18 points in the first frame.
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  • The Saints grabbed their first lead of the game at 30-28 with 2:27 remaining in the half on a 7-2 run and held a 5-point advantage at intermission.
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  • Aquinas extended the advantage to double-digits on a three-pointer with 1:32 remaining in the quarter for a 49-37 lead, and held their largest advantage at 17 points with 6:42 remaining in the game.
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  • Kaitlin Elsasser recorded her first double-double of the season and the third of her career with a career-high 12 rebounds.

COACH GINGERICH SAYS

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  • “Really proud of our group tonight, the way they battled back from a big deficit. Aquinas is a fantastic team and will be a force to be reckoned with in the WHAC. We’ve got a lot of learning to do but this is an exciting group to work with and I’m ready to come back on Monday and play again.”

NEXT TIME OUT

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  • The Lady Pilots travel to South Bend to take on Holy Cross (Ind.) at 5:30 as part of a men’s and women’s double-header.

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