Sunday, June 25, 2017 This Week's Paper

Lady Crusaders cruise over Warriors

Just about everything went right for the Tacoma Baptist Lady Crusaders against Chief Leschi, as they used their trademark defensive pressure for a 52-17 win over the Warriors on Jan. 15.

Senior guard Amy Kliewer helped Tacoma Baptist to a 10-7 first-quarter lead by scoring nine of her 13 points in the period, including an early three-pointer. The Crusaders then clamped down defensively, outscoring the Warriors 16-1 in the second quarter as junior post Sarah Zeitler began dominating inside. Zeitler’s layup with just under three minutes left in the half made it 22-8, and Kliewer emphasized the first-half effort with a jumper with 19 seconds left to make it 26-8.

Tacoma Baptist then put it away in the third quarter, outscoring the Warriors 20-5. Katie Cameron’s jumper just over halfway through the period gave the Crusaders their largest lead to that point at 38-13, and it slowly kept building. Zeitler finished with a game-high 17 points and added 10 rebounds, and Ashley Brooks added eight points for the Crusaders.

By Jeremy Helling