The Lady Warriors basketball team went on a terrific second half run to beat Providence University College Saturday afternoon in Kansas City. Calvary was up 49-38 at the end of the third quarter and never looked back as the team coasted to an 80-55 victory.
“We struggled to put the ball in the basket towards the beginning and got into some foul trouble,” Coach Tressa Shoemaker said. “Even though we struggled some, it truly is the finish that is most important, and today we finished strong. In the second half our communication improved defensively, and offensively we also got the ball to the open person better. I can tell our connection to each other is growing with each game and I think it makes us fun and exciting to watch.”
The Warriors definitely benefited from terrific shooting throughout the game as they finished shooting 52 percent from the field.
“We really fought today,” guard Hannah Sorenson said. “The first half was rough but we usually come out strong in the second half. The team worked so hard today to push through physicality and fouls. I’m always impressed with the amount of passion and strength displayed in my teammates.”
Offensively, the Warriors were able to ride the hot shooting of Taylor Hunter who led the team in scoring today with 20 points. Anna Holloway added 17 points and 6 rebounds while Anna Davis contributed a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. The Warriors got an extra spark from guard Haylee Evans who nailed 3 big three’s for the team in the second half.
With the win, the Warriors climb to 2-1 on the season. The team will have a game Tuesday against Kansas Christian College before breaking for the Thanksgiving holiday.