The Lake Land College women’s basketball team used a 46-11 second- and third-quarter spurt to propel themselves past Kaskaskia, 77-32, on Wednesday evening.
The No. 10 Lakers improved to 16-2.
The first quarter was back and forth, as neither team was able to gain much traction on either end of the floor. The teams traded leads five times in the first, with the Lakers finally taking control on a Carsyn Fearday basket with 1:25 to go for the two-point lead. At the end of the first, the Lakers led 19-12.
After three missed field goals and two turnovers combined by both teams to start the quarter, the lead was shrunk to five on a Janiah Newell bucket with 8:04 to go. However, this would be the only points of the quarter for the Blue Angels.
Kaskaskia missed its next seven shots while turning it over seven times as well.
The Lakers, meanwhile, had no problem scoring — and extended the lead to a first-half high of 30 on a Harley Barry 3-pointer with 13 seconds to go.
Kaskaskia would finally get another point, this time courtesy of two Newell free throws cutting the lead to 28. Arie Sims would get fouled on a 3-point attempt and hit one of three from the line for the 45-16 halftime lead.
The Lakers shot 54% in the first half and hit 11-15 from the line. Kaskaskia hit only 6-if-22 from the field for 27% and 2-4 from the line.
The second half was the same story as the second quarter. Lake Land scored the first seven points, four of which came from Fearday. They would lead 53-17 with 6:47 remaining.
That lead grew in the third quarter to 65-22 on a Josie Orris jumper with 1:24 to go.
In the fourth, the lead would go as high as 47.
Fearday scored 19 on 7-10 shooting while Abby Weis was the only other double-digit scorer at 12 points.
All 11 Lakers scored. Baylee Breedlove led the way with 10 rebounds, while Lucy Smith grabbed eight off the bench. Newell led the way for Kaskaskia with 19. The Lakers shot 43% overall, and hit a season best 85% from the line, going 22-26. They won the board 39-22, while forcing 21 turnovers.