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LADY RANGERS TOPPLE FRIENDSALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Lady Ranger basketball team matched its season-high output in points, defeating Friends (Kan.) 84-70 on Tuesday evening at Percefull Fieldhouse.


Northwestern used 27 points off of turnovers and shot a season best 51 percent on the season to down the Lady Falcons. The Lady Rangers were 33-of-65 from the floor, 6-of-14 from three-point range and 12-of-16 from the free throw line.


Leading Northwestern with 24 points and going 10-of-16 from the floor was Keindra Scott. She had seven rebounds and a blocked shot to go with it. Rachel Wilczek scored 15 points, while Claudia Vazquez had a double-double of 13 points and 11 boards. Autumn Klugh hit three treys on her way to scoring 13 points.


The Rangers won the battle on the boards, tearing down 46 rebounds, compared to just 25 Friends boards.


After going into the half up 36-30, Northwestern went through five ties and seven lead changes over the first 10 minutes of the second half before pulling away by as much as 10 points.


Friends shot 44 percent on the night and was led by Jessica Halsig’s 28 points.


Northwester, now 6-3 on the season, will be dormant until Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. when they take on Lubbock Christian in Sooner Athletic Conference play.