The Lady Lions Basketball team has gotten off to a fast start this season starting 3-0 after their first three games. They took that 3-0 record on the road for their fourth straight road game of the season into Mayville, ND to face NAIA opponent Mayville State University Comets. Mayville entered the game with a 5-1 record on the season.
The Comets came out fast starting out with a 6 to 0 run over the Lady Lions in the first 2 minutes of the game. The two teams would battle back and forth over the next ten minutes and the Lady Lions closed the Comets lead down to 4 points 14 to 10 with 8 minutes to go in the first half. That’s as close as the Comets would let it get as they started to pull away from that point. The Comets strung together a couple nice runs to close out the half. The first was a 15 to 3 run over a 4 minute stretch to take a 29 to 13 lead over the Lady Lions with 4:30 left in the half and the second run was a 10 to 6 run to take a 39 to 19 lead with 1 minute left in the half. The Comets would end up taking a 42 to 24 advantage into the break over the Lady Lions.
The second half picked up where the first half ended which saw the Comets full court defensive pressure lead to a 13 to 9 run over the first 5 minutes. The Comets then went on a 21 to 7 run to put the game out of reach for the Lady Lions. The Comets went on to win 107 to 60 giving the Lady Lions their first loss of the season.
In the loss the Lady Lions were led by senior guard Treva Nutter (Thedford, NE) who led all scorers with 23 points. Treva went 9 of 16 from the field and added 3 rebounds and 3 steals. Senior guard Shianne Montgomery (Charlo, MT) was the only other Lady Lion in double figures with 10 points. The Lady Lions had 10 steals in the game to go with 9 offensive boards and they forced 19 Comet turnovers.
The loss moves the Lady Lions to 3-1 on the season with 3 more games this week. Thursday, November 15th at 6pm at home for their first home game of the season against Dakota State University. Saturday, November 17th at 2pm and Sunday, November 18th at 4pm both games to be played at North Dakota State College of Sciences in Wahpeton, ND.