Saturday, December 8, 2018

Women's Basketball - Warriors Painter’s drive lifts Warriors past Knights

Image Courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Junior Kayla Kline (Mifflinburg, Pa./Mifflinburg Area) grabbed the weak side rebound, looked for the left sideline and found senior Becca Painter (Elverson, Pa./Owen J. Roberts), who took the pass and found the next gear, driving to the basket for a layup as she was fouled with 13 seconds left, giving the Lycoming College women’s basketball team a dramatic, come-from-behind win over Arcadia, 55-52, in Lamade Gym on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 8.

The Warriors, down 52-49 after Taylor Dinn hit a 3-pointer with 1:06 left, got two points back when Painter found Lutz for a layup with 45 seconds left. The Warriors forced Arcadia into a miss on the next possession and Kline’s outlet pass led to the transition bucket from Painter.

Arcadia (4-5 overall, 2-1 MAC Commonwealth) called timeout and advanced the ball, but sophomore Erica Lutz (Bernville, Pa./Hamburg) stole an inbounds pass with seven seconds left. The Warriors called timeout and on the restart, Kline was fouled and she hit both free throws with 3.0 seconds left to seal the win. Arcadia was not able to get a game-tying shot off in the final ticks.

Lycoming improved to 7-2 overall and 4-0 in the MAC Commonwealth, tying for the school’s best start in conference play with the 1991-92 team, which opened its MAC Northwest slate 4-0.

Lutz finished with a career-high 23 points to go with 12 rebounds, five steals and two blocks. Painter added nine points and three assists and Kline posted six points, six rebounds and six assists. Senior Jenn Grove (Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg) added six points and four rebounds and freshman Alex Jones (Glenshaw, Pa./Saint Joseph) posted five points.

The Warriors shot 44 percent (21-of-48) from the field, outscoring Arcadia 34-18 in the paint, but were hindered by turnovers, posting 19 in the game, which led to 21 points from the Knights, who shot just 32 percent (17-of-54) from the field.

Lycoming fell behind 45-39 with 8:35 left before Grove and Painter hit buckets to cut the lead down to two with 6:24 left. Lycoming continued to stay close, with a fastbreak jumper from Lutz off a give from Painter tying the game with 3:37 left. Arcadia had an answer from Dunn with 2:42 left, but Lycoming again responded when Lutz got a steal and hit another key jumper with 1:30 left, setting up the dramatic end.

The Warriors jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the game’s first 2:11 before Arcadia finished the first quarter on a 19-6 run. Arcadia continued to roll in the second period, leading 31-20 with 3:40 left before Lycoming scored the last seven points of the period to head into the break, down 31-27. In the third quarter, Arcadia led by as many as eight at 41-33 with 3:12 left, but Lycoming responded by ending the period on a 6-1 run to head into the fourth down by three points.

Taylor Dunn, the conference’s leading scorer, finished with 26 points and four 3-pointers and Julia Makowski added 12 points from the Knights. Asya Alba posted six assists, six rebounds and three steals.

The Warriors get back on the court on Wednesday, Dec. 12, when they host ninth-ranked Messiah in a battle for first in MAC Commonwealth play. Tip is set for 8 p.m. in Lamade Gym.

Newspaper Box Score
Arcadia vs Lycoming
12/08/18 1:00 pm at Williamsport, Pa. (Lamade Gym)
At Williamsport, Pa. (Lamade Gym)
ARCADIA (4-5, 2-1 MACC)
Taylor Dunn 8-15 6-6 26; Julia Makowski 4-14 3-5 12; Camille Menns 3-9 0-0
6; Courtney Hoffman 1-6 3-4 5; Asya Alba 1-4 1-1 3; Caitlin Jensen 0-2 0-0
0; Holly Daveski 0-1 0-0 0; Sydney Cyr 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 17-54 13-16 52.
LYCOMING (7-2, 3-0 MACC)
Erica Lutz 8-15 7-7 23; Becca Painter 4-7 0-1 9; Jenn Grove 3-5 0-0 6; Kayla
Kline 2-7 2-2 6; Alex Jones 2-3 0-0 5; Akilah McFadden 1-6 2-2 4; Kelly Vuz
1-4 0-0 2; Allison Wagner 0-0 0-0 0; Sydney Purcell 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-48
11-12 55.
Arcadia.......................   19   12   11   10  -   52
Lycoming......................   13   14   12   16  -   55
3-point goals--Arcadia 5-13 (Taylor Dunn 4-7; Julia Makowski 1-4; Caitlin
Jensen 0-2), Lycoming 2-9 (Becca Painter 1-3; Alex Jones 1-1; Kayla Kline
0-3; Akilah McFadden 0-2). Fouled out--Arcadia-Sydney Cyr, Lycoming-None.
Rebounds--Arcadia 32 (Camille Menns 6; Asya Alba 6), Lycoming 36 (Erica Lutz
12). Assists--Arcadia 10 (Asya Alba 6), Lycoming 16 (Kayla Kline 6). Total
fouls--Arcadia 16, Lycoming 17. Technical fouls--Arcadia-None,
Lycoming-None. A-293

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