The Lady Lions basketball team has been staying really busy, playing six games of the past ten days. Over the six game span the Lady Lions are 4-2. They just finished a weekend series against St. Cloud Technical and Community College, winning both games moving them to a perfect 6-0 in the NIAC conference this season.
The Lady Lions ended the first half of Friday night’s game against St. Cloud on a 25 to 10 run giving themselves a 40 to 21 lead. They would not look back from there outscoring the cyclones 33 to 26 in the second half to win the first match up 73 to 47. The Lady Lions had three players in double digits, being led by junior guard Treva Nutter’s double-double, 23 points and 10 steals. Joining Treva in double digits was sophomore forward Kayla Droste who had 22 points and 9 rebounds and junior guard Shianne Montgomery who had 15 points (5/8 on 3’s) and 4 rebounds.
Saturday’s game with St. Cloud proved to be a little tougher than Friday nights. The Lady Lions would get up early 17 to13 with six minutes left in the first half, but the Cyclones would battle back taking a two point lead into halftime 26-24 over the Lions. The second half was almost all Lady Lions, as it would only take them one and a half minutes to take the lead and never give it back up. The Lady Lions would even push the lead to as many as 21 points 64 to 43 and go on to win 72 to 60. The win came on the back of some good three point shooting by two of the Lady Lions’ guards, Shianne Montgomery and Kylie Flemmer. Shianne would make 6 of 12 threes, while Kylie made 5 of 8. The Lady Lions had 3 players in double-digits with Shianne and Kylie combining for 50 of the teams 72 points. Shianne scored a career high 29 points on 11/19 from the field and 6/12 on three’s and added 5 rebounds, while Kylie had 21 points on 8/13 from the field and 5/8 on three’s and 7 rebounds. Joining them in double-digits was Treva Nutter who scored 17 points and had 5 assists, 3 steals and 3 rebounds.
The two wins of the weekend moves the Lady Lions to 15-8 overall and 6-0 in the NIAC conference. The Lady Lions however do not have much time to relax as they play four more games this week. Monday night on the road at United Tribes Technical College, Tuesday night at home against University of Minnesota-Morris, Friday night at Dakota State College and Saturday at regional opponent Faith Baptist Bible College.