Women’s Basketball to face #16 Lake Forest in MWCs

Peter Griffith

Lawrence closed out the regular season with a 70-54 loss to Carroll College on Saturday at Alexander Gymnasium. The loss moves Lawrence to 13-10 on the season. The Pioneers finished their regular season at 20-3 including an impressive 15-1 MWC mark.
Carroll cruised to a 20-7 lead midway through the first half on strong inside play from Kim Wickert and Amy Fleming. Lawrence got within seven with five minutes to go, but a 9-2 run to close the half staked Carroll a 34-20 lead.
Lawrence never got closer than 14 in the second half, and Carroll won going away.
The Lady Pioneers were led by Crystal Hoewisch with a game high 30 points, including a perfect 6-6 from the free throw line, and Wickert who finished with 18 points and 6 rebounds.
Lawrence was paced by Freshman Jen Gabriele with nine points and Senior Christine Brice with eight.
The Vikings had already clinched the fourth seed in the upcoming MWC tournament. Lawrence will face first seed Lake Forest in the semifinals of the four game contest while Carroll, the second seed, will face third seeded St. Norbert. Lake Forest is currently ranked 16th in the country according to the D3Hoops.com top 25 poll.