Women’s College Basketball: Turnovers cost Raiders in loss to Pioneers
THIEF RIVER FALLS — Paige Wallevand tallied 23 points and 15 rebounds as Central Lakes College lost to Northland 76-56 Wednesday, Jan 8.
The Raiders perimeter defense was improved as they held Northland, who entered the game ranked No. 10 nationally, to 29% shooting from behind the arc. They also won the rebounding battle by a margin of 43-37.
The Pioneers Carly Mekash was the main challenge, finishing with 26 points to lead all scorers.
Maggi Fellerman hit double figures for the Raiders with 14 points and she added eight rebounds. Haley Youngbauer also made her presence felt from the point guard position with six points, five rebounds and two assists.
“We played harder tonight for sure,” said Central Lakes head coach Brian Voigt. The Raiders totaled 27 turnovers. “It was just some turnovers. We went through a couple minutes where we turn over the ball and they score. That was the difference tonight.”
CLC shot 38% from the field, but just 3-18 from behind the arc as they fell to 1-1 in Northern Division play.
Northland 18 18 22 18 -- 76
Central Lakes 15 11 17 13 -- 56
Emma Waling 10, Macy Skyberg 8, Holly Steer 4, Janie Wunderlich 13, Emma Duden 15, Carly Mekash 26. FG 33-71 (47%), FT 3-11 (27%). 3-point 7-24 (29%).