ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern women couldn’t hold onto a 13-point lead, as the Flying Queens of Wayland Baptist (Tex.) overtook the Lady Rangers 74-68 in Alva.
Northwestern fell behind by five points early in the game, but fought back to its biggest lead of the first half, leading 36-28 at halftime.
The Lady Rangers saw a 61-49 lead diminish with 8:12 to go, as the Flying Queens used a 16-1 run to overtake Northwestern and hold onto the lead. Wayland Baptist hit nine free throws in the final 1:25, converting on 27-of-39 free throws on the night.
Northwestern’s Audrey Richmond was 10-of-18 from the field and added three free throws for 23 points. Mandy Norman hit two of the four Lady Rangers three-point buckets, as she tallied 15 points. Four players finished with seven points.
Wayland Baptist edged the Rangers in rebounds, 45-40, while hitting 43 percent from the field. Erika Raymond, the conference’s second leading scorer, led all scorers with 24 points, including a 10-of-10 performance from the field and two of the Flying Queens five three-pointers.
Northwestern (10-13, 6-12) hosts Lubbock Christian (Tex.) for a 1 p.m. tipoff in Percefull Fieldhouse on Saturday, Feb. 19.
Thu, February 17, 2011
by Ryan Hintergardt