Women’s Basketball loses heartbreaker to Knox College

Erik Borresen

Although they led for almost
the entire first 35 minutes of the
game, the Lawrence Vikings women’s
basketball team (2-17, 0-13
MWC) lost 54-50 to Knox College
in a heartbreaker at home Saturday
Lawrence held Midwest
Conference opponent Knox (9-10,
4-8 MWC) scoreless for the first
four minutes of the game and had
built a commanding 18-4 lead by
the 9:00 mark in the first half.
However, Knox rallied, scoring
the next 13 points to make the
game 18-17 with four minutes left
in the first half. The Vikings fought
back to hold a 28-25 lead going
into the break.
The game was close through
the majority of the second half,
with the Lawrence lead climbing
as high as seven points and Knox
constantly erasing any lead that
the Vikings could build.
However, with 5:55 left, Knox
took a 41-40 lead off a jumper
from Kelly Ricketts. With 41 seconds
left, Knox had built a 51-44
lead over the Vikings, and the
Vikings would not get within four
points the rest of the way, falling
Laura Aerts scored 21 points,
grabbed seven rebounds, and
had six steals to lead the Vikings
in their losing effort. Kaneesha
Walker scored 13 points, and
Nakita Chadwick pulled down a
game-high 10 boards.
The Vikings were supposed
to return to action last Tuesday
at Silver Lake College; however,
weather conditions forced the
game to be rescheduled to this
Monday night.
The Vikings next play again
Saturday when they face St.
Norbert (16-3, 11-2 MWC) in De