Women’s Basketball dominates

Erik Borresen

The Lawrence University women’s basketball team jumped out to a big lead early Monday night in a non-conference game against Silver Lake College.
The Vikings scored the first 19 points of the game and held the Lakers scoreless until the 13:45 mark in the first half. With 8:24 left in the first, the Lakers had battled back to cut the Lawrence lead to eight with the score at 26-18. The Vikings proceeded to go on a 22-6 run to finish the half and make the halftime score 48-24.
The Vikings came out hot in the second half, increasing their lead to 56-26 with 17:46 left. The Lakers battled back to make the game interesting, but they came no closer than 17 points the rest of the way. Lawrence went on to win 88-68, a victory which snapped a 12-game losing streak for the Vikings (3-18, 0-15 MWC.)
Laura Aerts filled the stat sheet Monday, leading the Vikings with a team-high 22 points, seven steals, five rebounds, and three assists. Cathy Kaye scored 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds for the Lawrence. Nakita Chadwick added 13 points, Katie Condon scored 11, and Kanesha Walker had 10 points. The Vikings forced 33 turnovers and shot a season-high 48.4 percent from the field.
The Vikings only have two games left in a season that they would most likely rather forget. They travelled to Beloit on Wednesday night and host Ripon College Saturday, which is Senior Day for the team.