Women’s basketball continues slump

Erik Borresen

The Viking women’s basketball team fell to 0-17 on the year with a loss to the Carroll University Pioneers Saturday at Alexander Gymnasium.
The Pioneers jumped out of the gate with a 19-10 advantage with 10 minutes to go in the first half, but the Vikings trimmed the lead to just three points with 6:49 left. From there, though, the game got ugly. Carroll went on a 16-2 run, and eventually ended up leading Lawrence 39-22 at the break.
The Vikings never came closer than 13 points the rest of the way as the Pioneers stretched the lead, eventually going on to win 59-38. The Vikings were led by Nakita Chadwick’s 13 points and six rebounds. Freshman Alex Deshler also chipped in 12 points and six boards in the losing effort.
Turnover woes continued for the women, as they notched a remarkable 39 against Carroll. All hope is not gone for the team, though. Womens’ basketball enthusiast Jon Mays commented, “If the lady Vikes take care of the ball down the stretch, I can see them winning a couple games. I believe in these girls!”
Lawrence returns to action Tuesday night against Ripon College. The team will then travel to Lake Forest College and Illinois College this weekend.