by Steve Kozitsky
The Benedictine University women’s basketball recorded their first victory of the season Saturday beating Lakeland 49-38 at home.
The Eagles started strong jumping out to an 11-2 lead in the first half, after going up 14-5 the Eagles went cold failing to score for over 11 minutes and found themselves down 18-16 at halftime.
The beginning of the second half was very similar to the beginning of the first half as the Eagles got off to another hot start.
Although this time the Eagles were able to sustain solid play for an entire half led by Michelle Gaede who had 12 points after halftime.
“We just wanted come out in the second half and set a tone to be aggressive,” Said Gaede after the game, they were giving us open lanes and we had the shots we just needed them to fall.”
Katue Hunzinger led all scorers to It was a tight nit second half until the Eagles broke out an 11-3 run giving the Eagles a 12-point lead.
Sophomore forward Katie Hunzinger led all scorers with 19 points and also grabbed 8 rebounds for the Eagles who struggled shooting the ball shooting only 34% from the field.
The Eagles look to get another win this Tuesday against rival Aurora. Tip off is at 7 pm at the Rice Center. Due to Candor deadlines the game will not be in our print edition but it will be posted on our website at www.thecandor.us.