A strong defensive effort in the 2nd half of Friday afternoons ball game, again proved as it had earlier in the season, against Columbia Bible College, to be the difference for the Walla Walla University Lady Wolves.
The Wolves held the Eagles of Northwest Indian College (NWIC) to just 12 second half points, allowing for only 30 shots to be taken. Strong defense only allowed the Eagles to make good on 16% of their field goals inside the three-point arch. Junior Nicolette Neel, and freshman Lauren Pernu led the team with 4 steals a piece. The Wolves combined for 17 steals in total.
The Lady Wolves won the battle of the boards combining for 60. Johanna Uribe, a senior, had a total of 14 rebounds, grabbing 10 of the teams 36 defensive rebounds. Pernu grabbed a team high of 6 offensive boards. In total, WWU was able to secure 24 second chance offensive rebounds.
Three Wolves scored in double figures. Freshman Rebekah Gaines and Uribe each led the team with 14 points apiece. Sophomore Abbey Manzano scored 12 points.
In hitting 50% of her 8 three-pointers, Uribe not only helped with the teams percentage of 33, but she also used this to help her in putting together a double-double (14 points 14 rebounds).
Only two players from NWIC scored in double figures as the Lady Wolves were victorious 72-42.