The Lady Warriors picked up a terrific NCCAA win on Saturday as the team defeated a much-improved Ecclesia College team 86-70 in Springdale, AR. With the win the Warriors improve to 2-2 on the season.
“We’re happy with this result but more important I was proud we played really well,” Warriors Head Coach Tressa Shoemaker said. “Our defense was solid. We did a great job of making small defensive adjustments throughout the game that limited Ecclesia. We knew going in that rebounding would be key and we did a good job of getting position against an athletic team.”
From the opening tip, Ecclesia jumped out strong with a formidable full-court press. Calvary did a good job of being poised as they attacked each offensive possession. The team showed unselfish play offensively throughout as their offense was quite successful. The first half ended 36-39.
As the fourth quarter began, the Warriors were up by four points. It appeared this game would go down to the wire, but with three minutes to go in the game and with Ecclesia still within striking distance, Taylor Hunter was fouled hard and had to come out of the game with an injury. That injury caused a small offensive explosion for Calvary as Tori Veltkamp came in for Hunter to sink the two free throws. During the next three minutes the Warriors ended up going on a run and putting the game out of reach.
Taylor Hunter led the effort today with 33 points and ten rebounds. Anna Holloway added 21 points and ten rebounds, while Avery Kornstad contributed 19 points and nine rebounds.
The Warriors see their next action next weekend in Ankeny, IA at the Faith Classic.