Women's College Basketball: Raiders lose to No. 2 team in nation
THIEF RIVER FALLS--The Central Lakes College Raiders went up against the No. 2-ranked team in the nation in the Northland Pioneers Saturday and were dealt a 64-46 defeat.
THIEF RIVER FALLS-The Central Lakes College Raiders went up against the No. 2-ranked team in the nation in the Northland Pioneers Saturday and were dealt a 64-46 defeat.
Tanisha Beetso scored 16 points to lead the Raiders but CLC coach Randy Swanhorst was pleased with his team's effort against a Northland squad that won for the ninth-straight time and improved to 20-3.
"We had great effort today," he said. "I was really happy how the kids bounced back after a tough loss where we lost the lead Friday night. We really didn't get any breaks out there (Saturday), but hung in there through some foul trouble."
The Raiders are in a battle with Hibbing for fourth place in the division. Hibbing travels to CLC next Saturday in a game that most likely will determine the division's fourth and final playoff spot.
Northland 33 31-64
Central Lakes 20 26-46
Emily Hestekind 4, Myesha Caldwell 7, Megan Swedberg 10, Kelsey Kainz 2, Jessica Vedbraaten 5, Madison Stenzel 13, ShaRon Miller 23. FG 24-61 (39 percent), FT 14-20 (70 percent). 3-point 2-14 (14 percent).
Aleia Lupa 2, Alexus Caldwell 1, Kaitlin Spar 8, Taylor King 6, Amber Petermann 2, Tanisha Beetso 16, Brooke Miller 11. FG 18-47 (38 percent), FT 6-8 (75 percent). 3-point 4-22 (18 percent). Division: 4-7. Overall: 7-15. Next: host Gogebic 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.