Posted: Jan 23, 2013 10:44 PM
FULTON, MO -- A 16-2 run starting the second half brought the Lady Blue Jays another conference win Wednesday night against Fontbonne University (70-55). The Blue Jays are on a three game win streak, leading the SLIAC 8-1. Their overall record moves to 9-9.
The Fontbonne Lady Griffins take the early lead, going up 4-0 in the first minute of the game. The Blue Jays quickly came back, tying the game with 17:06 on the clock. The teams battled, and the lead changed multiple times.
A layup by Kenna Cornelson from Leigh Ann Lutz put the Blue Jays up by four (15-11) with 13:48 to go in the half. The Griffins kept battling and the game four more times. A jumper by Cornelson with 22 seconds left in the half gave the Blue Jays a two point advantage heading into halftime (28-26).
The Blue Jays came out of halftime and went on a ten point run. The Griffins interrupted by hitting an open layup three minutes in, but the Blue Jays came back with a six point run.
The Griffins called a timeout and stopped the Blue Jays' momentum. The Blue Jays held a steady 17 point lead, and with 5:34 left in the game, the Blue Jays grabbed a 23 point lead, the largest lead of the game (67-44). The Blue Jays won the game 70-55. The Blue Jays outscored the Griffins 42-29 in the second half, scoring 57% while holding the Griffins to 28%.
All 12 Blue Jays saw the floor tonight. The Blue Jays scored 23 points off Griffins' turnovers.
Lutz led the Blue Jays with 18 points, shooting 4-7 from beyond the arc. Cornelson chipped in 14 points. Talisha Washington and Mackenzie Haddox both dished in four assists, and Haddox grabbed four steals. Laci Luff pulled down eight rebounds.
The Blue Jays hit the road to Jacksonville, Illinois Saturday to take on MacMurray College at 1:00 p.m.
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