Michigan Tech Ladies B-Ball fall to #1 Ashland

Courtesy of MTU Athletics

ASHLAND, Ohio – GLIAC Player of the Year Kari Daugherty scored 31 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lead No. 4 Ashland to an 80-70 win over the Michigan Tech women’s basketball team in the semifinals of the GLIAC Tournament Saturday (March 3).

“We played hard,” said head coach Kim Cameron. “Ashland’s a very tough team to beat at home. We can’t give up 80 points and win.”

The Huskies trailed Ashland by six, 36-30, at halftime after shooting 36-percent (13-36) in the first half. The Huskies closed to within one at the 16:40 mark after senior Lindsey Lindstrom made a lay-up and a free throw.

Ashland answered with four straight baskets to extend its lead to 10 with 13 minutes remaining.

Lindstrom made back-to-back 3-pointers to bring the Huskies within one, 59-58, at 7:55, but the Huskies would not get any closer the rest of the game.

Lindstrom finished with a team-high 18 points for the Huskies, shooting 7-of-17 from the field and making three of the team’s seven 3-pointers.

Junior Emma Veach scored 15 points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.

Tech finished with a 34-6 advantage in points off the bench thanks in large part to sophomore Taylor Stippel’s 14. The Woodbury, Minn., native shot 7-of-11 from the field and grabbed four rebounds.

Tech (20-7) is ranked ninth in the latest NCAA Midwest Regional Poll and will have to wait until Sunday (March 4) to find out if it qualified for the NCAA Tournament.

Posted by Jerry Taylor