Lebanon Valley Athletics
READING, Pa. — Senior Andrea Hoover tied the Lebanon Valley all-time assists record as she turned in a near triple-double of 20 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists in No. 11 LVC’s dominating 72-36 win against Albright on Saturday.
Hoover entered the game needing eight assists to tie Crystal Gibson’s career total of 528.
With the win, the Dutchmen (21-2, 11-1 CC) secured at least a home Commonwealth Conference semifinal game on Feb. 23. They can clinch at least a share of the regular-season title with a win at Elizabethtown, or with a Messiah loss to Arcadia.
LVC’s forwards paced the squad in a hot-shooting first-half with Caitlin Bach (16 points, seven rebounds) and Liz Borgia (15 points) controlling the game in the paint. The Dutchmen shot 61.5 percent in the first half on the way to 52.7 percent for the game.
Jessica McGinniss paced Albright with 13 points. The Lions were held to 24.5 percent shooting overall, including just 4 for 27 (14.8 percent) in the second half.
A 22-4 LVC run sandwiched around halftime helped blow open a close game, turning a 22-18 score late in the first half into a 44-22 blowout three minutes into the second half.
LVC went into the half leading 35-22, and quickly ballooned the lead with opening baskets by Bach and Hoover. Albright finally stopped the run with a Rose Williamson basket, but another 13-0 run cemented a huge 33-point lead with 11:26 left to play.