HAMMOND, Ind. & WESTVILLE, Ind. -- The Purdue University Northwest women's basketball team returns to home and hosts a pair of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games as the Pride host Wayne State and No. 7 Ashland this weekend.
LAST TIME OUT
Freshman Molly DeValkenaere (Milwaukee, Wis./Brookfield) scored a team-high 16 points and sophomore Tayler Vauters (Rockville, Ind./Riverton Parke) added a career-high 14 points but the Purdue University Northwest women’s basketball team was unable to come up with the victory against host Northwood at Riepma Arena Saturday.
The Timberwolves (6-8, 3-3 GLIAC) defeated the Pride (2-10, 0-6 GLIAC), 78-48, inside the Bennett Sports Center, Saturday.
PNW led 6-3 in the early going thanks to a layup by Molly DeValkenaere before a run by Northwood made it 19-14 at the end of the first quarter.
Lanie Allen (East Noble, Ind./East Noble) nailed a layup with 8:00 left in the second quarter to make it 22-20 but that was the closest the Pride got the rest of the game.
Northwood made a 9-2 run midway through the second quarter before PNW fought back and made consecutive baskets, with a three-pointer by Vauters and a layup by Bayley Goodman (Fowler, Ind./Benton Central) to make it 31-27 Northwood. The Timberwolves had the answer, scoring the next 11 points to close out the half with a 42-27 lead.
SCOUTING WAYNE STATE
Wayne State is coming off a loss against Michigan Tech on January 5. The Warriors are led by Ja’Nae Williams, who is averaging 12.6 points per game and 8.9 rebounds a contest.
SERIES HISTORY VS THE WARRIORS
Wayne State leads the all-time series, 2-0, when the Warriors took both games last season. Lanie Allen led the Pride with 13 points in the game at Wayne State. Kaylee Hardy (Saranac, Mich./Saranac) led the way with 14 points for PNW in the game on the Hammond Campus.
Ashland will be coming off a game against Parkside on January 10. The Eagles are led by Sara Loomis, who is averaging 15.5 points per game and 9.3 rebounds a contest. NOTE: STATS BEFORE JANUARY 10
SERIES HISTORY VS THE EAGLES
Ashland leads the all-time series, 2-0, as the Eagles defeated the Pride in both meetings last season. Bayley Goodman led the way with 16 points for the Pride in their matchup in Hammond.
The Pride are set to play their 2018-19 home slate at both the Fitness and Recreation Center on the Hammond, Ind. campus and at the H.L. Kesling Gymnasium in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex on the Westville, Ind. campus, as they will host opponents: Wayne State (Jan. 10/FNRC), Ashland (Jan. 12/DSSAC), Northern Michigan (Jan. 31/FRNC), Michigan Tech (Feb. 2/DSSAC), Ferris State (Feb. 21/FNRC), Lake Superior State (Feb. 23/DSSAC) and Parkside (Feb. 28/FNRC).
Admission for all Pride basketball home contests is $6 for adults 18 and up and $4 for children ages 4-17. Children ages 3 and under are free. The ticket office accepts cash only. For detailed directions, nearby restaurants, and other information, please refer to the Travel Guide located here: http://www.pnwathletics.com/fanzone/visitorsguide/
GAME NOTES TO COME!
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