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FIVE SCORERS IN DOUBLE-FIGURES LEADS CEDAR CREST BASKETBALL TO 88-78 VICTORY OVER BAPTIST BIBLE IN CSAC ACTION
Clarks Summit, PA (February 1, 2010) – Five players on the Cedar Crest College basketball team hit for double-figures in an 88-78 victory over Baptist Bible College in Colonial States Athletic Conference action on Monday evening.
Cedar Crest, which avenged two losses to Baptist Bible last season, was led by sophomore Lizzy Sunderhaus (Hamilton, OH/Stephen T. Badin). Sunderhaus posted the complete game and led Cedar Crest with 19 points, 15 boards, and four blocks on the night. She shot 70 percent (7-of-10) from the field in the win for the Falcons.
Senior Lakeema Jones (Williamsport, PA/Williamsport) and junior Leann Wallower (Havertown, PA/Haverford) each tallied 19 points on the night, while sophomore Alison Horn (New Tripoli, PA/Northwestern Lehigh) added 16 points and three assists for Cedar Crest. Junior Keri Lasky (Annandale, NJ/North Hunterdon) rounded out the scoring for Cedar Crest, adding a season-high 10 points.
Baptist Bible was led by Laurie Plante, who tallied a game-high 24 points. Marlie Kneifel added 17 points for the Defenders.
Cedar Crest jumped out to the early lead in the first half, shooting a sizzling 60.7 percent from the field. Wallower shot the lights out during the first 20 minutes, scoring 16 of her 19 points in the first half. The Falcons took a 48-33 into the halftime period.
Despite holding a 15 point lead going into the second half, Cedar Crest got into foul trouble, letting Baptist Bible within 10 points several times in the second half. However, the Falcons shot 80 percent (20-25) from the charity stripe in the contest to hold on for the win.
Cedar Crest was playing without standout senior Kelly Oakes (Wilmington, DE/Delcastle), who was not at the game due to sickness.
Cedar Crest improves to 11-8 overall (5-5 CSAC), while Baptist Bible falls to 3-14 overall (2-9 CSAC). The Falcons will host Immaculata University on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. in Lees Gymnasium.