The 2011-2012 basketball season kicked-off last night, with the Lady Lions welcoming Association Free Lutheran Bible School to Ray Ulmer Fieldhouse. The Lady Lions got off to a fast start, jumping out to a double digit lead with in the first five minutes of the game. They would not look back from there. The Lady Lions would use their press to force 23 AFLBS turnovers. They also used a good first half of shooting to take a 20 point lead into halftime 41 to 21, shooting 19 for 34 from the field and 3 for 6 on three pointers in the first half. Coming out in the second half the Lady Lions used their speed and defense to widen their lead. They held AFLBS to just 16 points in the second half. The 76 to 37 win gives the Lady Lions a 1-0 start to their season, with another game tonight Friday, November 4th against AFLBS again with tip off at 4pm.
All of the Lady Lions would see the court and nine out of the 11 would score. Four Lady Lions would score double digits Tatiana Alualu (Honolulu, HI) 10 points, Kylie Flemmer (Beulah, ND) 14 points, Kayla Droste (Ingalls, KS) 12 points, and Treva Nutter (Thedford, NE) with 14 points. Two Lady Lions helped out with scoring nine points, Shianne Montgomery (Charlo, MT) and Hannah Kovarik (Thedford, NE) who also led all players in rebounds with 10.