WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – No. 20 Lebanon Valley burst out to a huge first-half lead and never looked back, dropping Lycoming 68-44 in Commonwealth Conference play.
The Dutchmen (12-2, 6-1 CC) dominated 42-11 at the half, led by a first-half double-double from Caitlin Bach, who wound up with 17 points and 19 rebounds — the most boards by a Dutchman in a decade.
Four starters scored in double digits overall, including Tierney Hiltz’s 13 points, Renee Fritz’s 12 points and eight rebounds, and 12 points and seven boards by Kiely Chaklos.
The Dutchmen scored the game’s first nine points and quickly built a double-digit lead that ballooned to 18 midway through the half. The lead only got larger from there, and the visitors ended the half on an 8-0 run to lead by 31.
LVC stepped off the gas in the second half as Lycoming got good production out of its bench to pull closer, but the lead was too much to overcome for the Warriors (2-11, 2-5 CC) as LVC held a 57-39 rebounding advantage, including 24 offensive boards.