Loras back in win column after sweeping Dutch
Thu, Feb. 11, 2010 - [Women's Basketball]

The Loras College women's basketball team earned their eleventh win of the season after downing the Central College Dutch in Pella, Iowa 86-66 on Wednesday night. Senior Lindsay Bava and sophomore Lindsey LaBadie set the pace for the Duhawks, with junior Sarah Pillon spreading out her points to help push the Duhawks past the home team.

Bava scored a game high 20 points on 6-of-13 shooting to lead the Duhawks and added eight rebounds. Pillon was 7-of-13 for 18 points. Each guard was 2-of-5 from behind the arc. Lindsey LaBadie came off the bench to player her best game in a Loras uniform, attacking the basket and drawing fouls, finishing with 16 points. LaBadie made four of her seven shots from the field and converted 8-of-11 free throws. She finished with four rebounds, two assists, and a steal in just 17 minutes of action. Brit Kent came off the bench to score 10 points and was just a rebound shy of the first double-double of her career and point guard Lisa Morrissey scored eight points and handed out seven assists.

The Duhawks held a nine point halftime lead and won the second half by 11 points on their way to the win. They shot 44.6% from the field and a steady 77% from the free throw line. They held the Iowa Conference last place team to 66 points. Haley Brillhart dropped in 17 for the home team.

The win puts the Duhawks back at 11-11 overall and 6-7 in the Iowa Conference leading into Saturday's critical matchup with the Dubuque Spartans in the AWC. The Duhawks welcome back their alumni as well on Saturday and will also be participating in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's Pinkzone efforts. The AWC Pinkzone will include raffles, contests, and a silent auction in hopes of raising significant dollars for the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund which helps to bring awareness and revenue to breast cancer research. Tipoff is 2:00 PM.