Box Score TACOMA, Wash. – The Northwest University Eagles jumped out to a 22-4 first quarter lead and never looked back on their way to a 64-43, non-league victory over Pacific Lutheran in Olson Gymnasium tonight.
Hitting 52% of their shots while holding PLU to just 25% from the field in the first half, Northwest U built a 42-19 lead at the break. Mariah Stacona led the Eagles with 13 of her 15 points in the half along with 3 assists and 2 steals.
NU would come out fast again to start the second half and with 8:00 left in the quarter, Hannah Carlson’s free throw would stretch the Eagles’ lead to 47-19. The Eagles would go scoreless on 0 for 5 in the final 7 minutes as the Lutes would cut the lead to 49-30 at the end of the period.
It would be evident PLU would not be able to make up any ground in the final quarter as Northwest U would not allow the Lutes to get back int he game and would improve to 4-6 for the season.
Mariah Stacona (Warm Springs Tribe) led four Eagles in double figures with her 15 points, 5 assists and 6 steals; Kalee Fowler scored 14; Hannah Carlson 13; and Miranda Langenhorst scored 10 points and 8 rebounds. NU outrebounded the Lutes 45-42.
Pacific Lutheran (1-5) was led by Madison Salisbury’s 8 points and 4 rebounds. Adrianna Davis added 7 points as the Lutes managed just 18-70 shooting for the night (26%).