Lebanon Valley tops Elizabethtown
Dutchmen shoot season-low 29.8 percent from field in win
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. -- Lebanon Valley got strong offensive showings from Tierney Hiltz and Renee Fritz in a 51-45 win against conference rival Elizabethtown on Wednesday night.
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|No. 4 Calvin 80, St. Mary's (Ind.) 54|
|No. 6 DePauw 64, Denison 37|
|No. 8 William Paterson 70, New Jersey City 42|
|No. 9 Mary Washington 66, Hood 35|
|No. 9 Mount Union 81, Muskingum 56|
|No. 12 Hope 67, Trine 34|
|No. 14 Muhlenberg 72, Ursinus 55|
|No. 15 UW-Stevens Point 80, UW-Platteville 53|
|No. 17 Franklin 64, Rose-Hulman 38|
|No. 18 Lebanon Valley 51, Elizabethtown 45|
|No. 19 UW-River Falls 65, UW-Superior 53|
|No. 20 Babson 80, Clark 51|
At 29.8 percent, the Dutchmen (14-2, 5-0 CC) recorded their worst shooting numbers of the season. They outrebounded the Blue Jays (10-5, 3-2) 46-43 and shot 71 percent from the free throw line to Elizabethtown's 50 percent for the win.
The Dutchmen opened the game on a 14-3 run that included six points from Hiltz and four from Liz Borgia. They shot 38.5 percent from the field in the first half and headed to halftime up 29-18.
The Blue Jays were never able to capture a lead but tied the game at 43-43 with just 2:56 to play. The Dutchmen pushed back with an 8-0 run fueled by four successful free throws by Kiely Chaklos.
With 1:06 to play and with LVC up by four at 47-43, Elizabethtown's Nadine Yunginger stepped to the line for a pair of free throws. She missed the first and sank the second but had the shot waved for a lane violation. That kept it a two-possession game, and the Blue Jays were forced to foul instead.
Chaklos's free throws sealed the win for the Dutchmen.
Hiltz closed with a game-high 16 points and neared a double-double with eight rebounds. Fritz finished with 13 points and four boards.
Caitlin Bach led the team with 12 rebounds, including nine on defense.