FORT WAYNE, IN – Kylie Townsley scored career high games in her last two outings of 14 and 20 points and in today’s game against Indiana Tech she did it once again scoring a game high 28 points to lead the Cougars in a 70-63 win over a very talented 9-6 Indiana Tech team. The Cougars evened their record at 7-7 on the season.
The Cougars owned a narrow 32-30 lead in the first half which saw five lead changes with Spring Arbor enjoying the biggest lead of eight points.
The second half was as close as it could possibly be going back and forth with each team leading multiple times and the score tied seven times in the second half. The largest lead of the game came at the end with the Cougars on top 70-63.
Karly Bender made six of six from the free throw line in the last 18 seconds of the game to seal the victory for Spring Arbor.
The biggest difference in the game was ball control and points off of turnovers. The Cougars committed just seven turnovers in the game compared to 17 by the Warriors. The Cougars took advantage of the ITU turnovers scoring 24 points from the opportunities while Indiana Tech scored just five points from the Cougar’s mistakes.
“This was our best team effort of the year against a very athletic team,” said Head Coach, Ryan Frost. “Kylie came up huge in both games this week. Karly bender also hit some huge free throws down the stretch to seal the win.”
Carlie Newman added 13 points to the Cougar scorebook and Bender’s nine of 12 free throw prowess added 12 points to the books. Along with her 28 points, Townsley hauled in a team high nine rebounds. Jessica Garrison chipped in with nine points and a game high four assists. Rachel Driesenga grabbed nine rebounds for the Cougars.
Spring Arbor will return to Crossroads League action on Saturday, January 4 on the road against Mount Vernon Nazarene University for a 1:00 game.