Lady Pioneers fall to Lansing Community College, bring record to 2-3

By Adam Przeslak, sports editor

Delta’s Lady Pioneers took on the Lansing Community College Stars on Dec. 1 in the Pioneer Gym. The Pioneers had it rough from the jump when they were outscored 27-16 by the Stars in the first quarter. However, a second quarter rally would put the Lady Pioneers up at halftime 39-36.

A slow second quarter start would burn the Lady Pioneers, though. Delta’s 13 points scored in the third were not enough to rival the Stars’ 26 points. Despite the team’s best efforts and having the better of the two team field goal percentages on the court it was the Pioneers who ended up on the losing side. The Lady Pioneers made it an exciting one to watch but it was Lansing that escaped with the 79-72 win.

Video by Michael Pieper

Delta managed a 40.3 percent field goal percentage but fell short with a 30.4 three-point percentage. Lansing was able to make more threes on less attempts than the Lady Pioneers and finished with a 44.4 three-point percentage. Delta struggled with free throws, making 11 of the 21 free throws awarded to them, and were killed by Lansing’s nearly perfect free throw percentage. The Stars finished with 92.6 percent of their free throw attempts being good while Delta’s percentage was 52.4, just a little more than half of the team’s total attempts.

It was Brianna Herner and Harmany Williams who had break-out performances for the Lady Pioneers. Herner, a small forward, led the team in rebounds and scoring for the game with 23 points and 10 all purpose rebounds. She also shot for nearly 67 percent from beyond the arc. Williams led in both steals, with six, and assists, with five. She also chalked up 20 points of her own, all of which came from inside the paint or free throws. Kyla Breckenridge also put up 11 points for the Lady Pioneers. Delta now stands at 2-3 overall record.

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Next up the Delta squad travels to Lake Michigan College on Saturday, Dec. 9 for a 1:00 p.m. game. Then the team faces a marathon of home games beginning on Dec. 19 when the Lady Pioneers look for revenge against the JV of Rochester University whom they lost to in their season opener 84-72. That game is scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. start time. Muskegon Community College comes to the Pioneer Gym on Dec. 21 and that game will start at 3:00 p.m. Glen Oaks Community College will also face the Lady Pioneers on Dec. 30 at noon for Delta’s last game of 2017.

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