December 15, 2012 - The Grand Valley State University women's basketball team shot 26 percent better than Hillsdale College on its way to an 84-53 win over the Chargers Saturday night at Jesse Philips Arena.
The Lakers are now 7-1 overall while the Chargers fell to 4-4 overall and 1-4 in GLIAC play. Hillsdale is home for its final game of the calendar year Monday night against Ferris State University starting at 8 p.m.
This game was closely played through the first 15 minutes, with Hillsdale holding its latest lead of 21-20 with 5:55 to go in the first half, after a free throw by freshman Sarah Theut. But the Lakers stormed out to a 15-2 run to end the half, and cruised to the victory from there, leading by as many as 34 points in the second half.
The Lakers shot an impressive 57 percent from the field for the game, and limited Hillsdale to 30 percent shooting. The Chargers also missed 13 free throws in the contest and were outrebounded by Grand Valley State 35-19.
Hillsdale did get 21 points from players off the bench, led by sophomore Kadie Lowery's 11. She shared scoring lead honors for Hillsdale with sophomore Megan Fogt, who recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Fogt has put together two streaks of three straight doubles doubles for Hillsdale this season. She also had three steals, two assists and no turnovers in 33 minutes of action on the court.
Junior guard Marissa DeMott scored nine points, going 3-for-6 from 3-point land in the contest.