Women’s College Basketball: Hibbing jumps out early on CLC
Just two field goals in the first quarter prevented the Central Lake Raiders from pickin up their fifth win in six games as they fell to Hibbing 75-57 Saturday, Jan. 25, in Brainerd.
The Raiders fall to 4-3 in division play and lost out on an opportunity to jump over Hibbing for third place in the Northern Division.
Maggi Fellerman hit 4-of-5 from behind the 3-point arc and finished with 24 points. Haley Youngbauer tallied 16 points and Lillee Hardee scored 11 points.
Klaryssa Whelan topped Cardinals scoring with 27 points. Alexis Desjarlait added 22 points
The Raiders turned the ball nine times in the first quarter. They didn’t get their first field goal until the 2:42 mark on a Hardee layup.
In the second quarter, CLC cut Hibbings’ lead to 30-27, but the Cardinals responded with a 12-point run and went into half time with a 45-29 lead.
“We came out and psyched ourselves out a bit,” Central Lakes head coach Brian Voigt said. ”We were making the right decisions, but the wrong passes and not really stepping up and saying, ‘I want the ball.’ Then in the second half, we did that. We played well, but they were more aggressive.”
Central Lakes outscored the Cardinals 18-14 in the third quarter to cut into the Cardinals’ lead. Whenever the Raiders cut the deficit to 10 points, Desjarlait or Whelan responded for the Cardinals with a big shot to end the Raiders’ run.
“We started making a run of our own, but then lost track of their shooters,” Voigt said. “Those two (Desjarlait and Whelan) can shoot. Whelan wasn’t great from the outside to start. but she has been doing great in conference play. But we still made our runs. We just couldn’t get that second wind after a run.”
Hibbing finished with 22 points off of turnovers and added 17 second-chance points..
“We talked about our confidence level and that we have to get that up,” Voigt said. “We have athletes at each position. It becomes a tough pass because we hold the ball too long and that comes with confidence. Knowing where your teammate is going to be and getting the ball to teammates for open looks.”
Hibbing 18 27 14 16 -- 75
Central Lakes 12 17 18 10 -- 57
Shayler Lislegard 6, Madeline Mann 3, Alexis Desjarlait 22, Athena Dunham 7, Amaiyah Robinson 10, Klaryssa Whelan 27. FG 29-67 (43%), FT 9-14 (64%). 3-point 8-33 (24%).