Kessler sets record in Findlay win
Freshman forward also leads charge with career-high 26 points
DETROIT -- Unranked Findlay earned an 88-71 win against No. 6 Wayne State (Mich.) on Saturday. The victory gives the Oilers an 11-5 record on the season with a 5-4 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
The Oilers found themselves down 38-34 at the break, but exploded in the second half as they put 54 points on the board to turn a tight game into an easy win.
Freshman forward Lacey Kessler led the charge with a career-high 26 points, doing most of her damage from the free-throw line.
Kessler tied a school record with 16 makes from the free-throw line and her 19 attempts established a new mark in the Oilers record book.
She also connected on 5-of-8 shots from the field and added eight rebounds and a pair of steals in 24 minutes of action off the bench.
Junior forward Kayla Brown also had a standout game for Findlay after scoring a season-high 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting.
Brown also added four rebounds and two steals while making 4-of-8 attempts from behind the 3-point line.
Sophomore guard Saira House reached double figures as well, scoring a career-high 16 points to go along with six steals, three assists and two rebounds.
Senior guard Clare Aubry chipped in nine points while junior forward Tai Dotson had six points and ten rebounds.
The Oilers shot 44.8 percent (26-of-58) from the floor and connected on a season-high 28-of-37 (75.7%) attempts from the charity stripe.
Findlay, who put up a season-high in points scored, also forced 25 turnovers and came up with 12 steals in the win.
Juanita Cochran led the Warriors with 19 points and 13 rebounds.