by Don DiFrancesco @MayorNEOPrep
WEST SALEM, OHIO– Northwestern scored the first 10 points of the game and never looked back on their way to a 76-16 victory over Columbia on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Huskies had four double figure scorers and dominated all the statistics as they raised their record to 8-1; the Lady Raiders season mark drops to 5-5.
Ashland University commit Kelseigh Wright, a 6-foot senior forward, was the outstanding player in the game, scoring 24 points and gathering a bucketful of rebounds. She was ably assisted by sophomore guard Karlie Mowrer (16 points) and junior guard Ally St. Clair (14 points). Sophomore forward Lindsay Boak came off the bench to add 10 points.
Coach Roy Woodring’s Northwestern squad dominated in rebounds 53-27 and committed only eight turnovers. They also shot 93 percent from the free throw line, missing just one of their 15 attempts.
Columbia 3 8 3 2 = 16
Northwestern (home) 17 25 19 15 = 76
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