The Illinois Tech Women’s Basketball team hit the road for the second game of the season on November 18, traveling to Lakeland University to oppose a future Northern Athletics Collegiate conference opponent. The Scarlet Hawks fell to the Muskies 77-44.
How it Happened
- The Scarlet Hawks shot a higher percentage than Lakeland over the first 10 minutes (40% to 33.3%), but the Muskies took great care of the basketball. The hosts turned the ball over just once, helping to build a 21-12 lead after one.
- Illinois Tech held Lakeland without a point in the second quarter until a layup at the 5:10 mark. Despite the strong defensive stand, the Scarlet Hawks were unable to cut into the lead and trailed 32-21 at halftime.
- Erin Efimoff carried the Hawks offense in the third with nine points on three-of-five shooting, but Lakeland opened up a 24-point quarter of its own to build the lead.
- The hosts were able to build on the lead in the fourth quarter in large part due to Illinois Tech’s eight turnovers.
Scarlet Hawk Standouts
- Efimoff controlled the paint, leading the team with 15 points and six rebounds.
- Madison Davis scored 11 points, was three-of-seven on three-pointers, and pulled down five rebounds off the bench.
- Shannon O’Donnell had seven points and eight rebounds.
Stats to Know
- For the second straight game, the sheer number of shots was the deciding factor. While Lakeland shot just narrowly better than Illinois Tech (36.1% compared to 35.6%), the Muskies attempted 38 more shots (83-45).
- The Scarlet Hawks committed 34 turnovers compared to Illinois Tech’s 15.
- Lakeland outrebounded the Scarlet Hawks 54-36.
- Illinois Tech hosts another future NACC opponent, Milwaukee School of Engineering, on Tuesday, November 21 at 7 p.m. Live audio, video, and stats will be available. The live audio will be powered by Illinois Media School.