Morrissey turns in career night in blowout of Dutch
Thu, Jan. 21, 2010 - [Women's Basketball]
The Loras College women's basketball team returned to the win column on Thursday with a convincing 98-72 win over the Central College Dutch in the AWC. The total was a season high for the Duhawks, and marked the third time they've been in the 90+ points range.

The senior back court of Lisa Morrissey and Lindsay Bava combined to score 44 of the 98 points. Morrissey scored a career high 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including 4-of-6 from long distance and 2-of-2 from the free throw line. The Urbandale, Iowa native also added five assists, three rebounds, and four steals. Bava was 7-of-9 from the field, 3-of-4 from long range, and 3-of-3 from the free throw line.

The points poured in by Bava and Morrissey overshadowed other stellar nights by three Duhawks who reached double figures. Brit Kent scored 15 off the bench, Katie Wheeler added 10, and Sarah Pillon finished with 13. Melissa Herrmann also pulled down a career high 11 rebounds in the win and blocked four shots.

Loras made 46% of their field goals on the night and 11-of-26 three point field goals. Six different players made threes for the Duhawks and Loras never trailed after the 8:30 mark of the first half. Central was paced by a pair of 14 point efforts off the bench, one by Haley Brillhart and the other by Nicole Strasko. Even though the team shot above their season average at 44.6%, a whopping 46 of the Dutch's 72 points came from their bench. Central's starters went 11-of-25 from the floor, and Loras' were 24-of-49.

The win by the Duhawks pushed them back above .500 at 9-8 and even at 4-4 in the Iowa Conference. On Saturday, Loras will play the now rare night game against the Cornell Rams in Mount Vernon. Tipoff is at 6:00 pm and can be heard on the Duhawk Broadcast Network.