Hot-shooting Lindenwood-Belleville downs Pomeroys, 102-73

Feb. 14, 2013

The Pomeroy basketball team was unable to keep pace with one of the best teams in the USCAA on Wednesday night, dropping a 102-73 home decision to No. 3 ranked Lindenwood-Belleville. 

Within the first seven minutes of the game, the Pomeroys and Lynx shared the lead on five different occasions.  Both teams had small leads multiple times until the Lynx went on a key 16-0 run that looked to put the Pomeroys out of reach.  However, similar to recent games, the Pomeroys would battle back and answered with an 11-0 run of their own.  Leading 36-33 with 4:30 left on the clock, Lindenwood-Belleville pulled away once more and ended the half on a 14-4 run and took a 50-37 lead into the locker room. 

In the second half, the Pomeroys struggled to shoot well from the field, scoring only seven points within the first 10 minutes.  For the remainder of the game, the Lynx were able to use their stingy defense and hot shooting to extend their lead and cruise to a comfortable 102-73 win.

For the game, the Lynx shot 50% from the field and assisted on 22 of their 44 baskets.  They won the battle of the boards 55-40 and created 22 Pomeroy turnovers.  SMWC only shot 37% from the field, but hit nine three-point shots in comparison to only four for Lindenwood-Belleville.  The Pomeroys did manage to earn more blocked shots than the Lynx, leading 9-2 in that category.

The Pomeroys were led by Whitney Allen and Chelsea Weaver who both scored 18 points.  Weaver earned herself a double-double with her game-high 12 rebounds.  Hailee Rittinger (13 pts.) and Brandi McDaniel (11 pts.) were the only other Pomeroy players to score in double figures. 

The Lynx had five players in double figures and were led by Burt Diamond’s 26 points and 11 rebounds.  Breanna McCullough poured in 17 points and both Stephanie Cathcart and Jessica Gjerstad had 12 points each.  Bernie Brown also recorded a game-high 13 assists for the Lynx.

The loss snaps a two game winning streak for the Pomeroys and drops their home record to 4-3.  Overall, the Pomeroy’s record now sits at 7-18 while Lindenwood-Belleville improves to 17-12 on the season. 

The Pomeroys’s next game will take place on Monday, Feb. 18 against Robert Morris- Springfield.  This will be the second meeting between the two schools with Robert Morris-Springfield winning back on Dec. 1 (90-66).  The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and will take place at the Clinton Recreation Center in Clinton, Ind.