KIRKLAND, Wash. – Warner Pacific’s Morgan Wolf scored 24 points to help lead the Knights to a 72-60 Cascade Conference victory over Northwest University tonight in the NU Pavilion.
Warner Pacific took a 34-26 lead at halftime as their defense limited Northwest U. to 25% shooting (9-36) for the period. The Knights led the entire half as they broke out to an early 27-7 lead as NU would get off to a cold start hitting 2 of 19 attempts. But the Eagles would slowly creep back into the game and a 7-0 run at the end of the half would cut the WPC lead to eight going into the locker room.
Morgan Wolf would start the second half with a jumper, putting WPC up 36-26, but NU would outscore the Knights 12-7 to cut the lead to five, 40-35, as the Eagles would hit three treys in a row, one by Domi Mendezona and two by Sanda Milovic. Warner would answer with a 12-3 run of their own to increase their lead to 14 points, 52-38 with 12:02 on the clock. Northwest would make another run at the Knights and Alyssa Dario’s 3 pointer would narrow the gap to six, 59-53, at the 5:56 mark. Wolf would go on a 6-0 run of her own and the Knights would put the game away, leading by 12, 70-58 with 1:45 left in the game.
Domi Mendezona and Alyssa Dario tied for team scoring honors for Northwest U. (2-11, 1-5 CCC) as each scored 13 points. Corinne Burke and Sanda Milovic both scored 8 points for the Eagles who shot 33% for the game going 22 for 66 from the field.
In addition to Wolf’s game high 24 points for Warner Pacific (8-7, 4-2 CCC), she added 9 rebounds to her totals while hitting 8 of 14 shots. Chelsey Christensen dropped in 16 points and grabbed 8 rebounds and Melissa Carey added 7 points. Guard Nichole Jackson had a game high 12 assists for the Knights who shot 40% for the night (25-63). WPC held the edge on rebounds with a 51-39 margin which included 15 offensive boards.
“I was proud of my team for not giving up, but we put ourselves in a hole early which made it really hard to come back from tonight,” stated Lori Napier, NU head coach.
Both teams are back in action tomorrow night as Northwest U. hosts Concordia and Warner Pacific travels to Olympia to take on Evergreen. Both games are slated for 5:30 p.m. tip-offs.
Posted on Friday, January 4, 2013 Share on Facebook