Lady Pioneers start season 2-2, rocket past Kalamazoo Valley twice

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By Adam Przeslak, sports editor

The Lady Pioneers have kicked off their season with a 2-2 start beginning with their Nov. 1 game against Rochester. They took on the JV Warriors in their season opener and were outscored in the first two quarter. Delta was facing a deficit coming out of halftime intermission but they managed to out score Rochester in both the third and fourth quarters. However, it was was not enough and the Lady Pioneers suffered their first loss by the way of 84-72.

Next up for Delta was the Kalamazoo Valley Community College Invitational. The team traveled down to Kalamazoo Nov. 10 to first take on the hosting home team Kalamazoo Valley Cougars.

A dominant first half for Delta secured a strong lead that would remain for most of the game. The Lady Pioneers were only outscored in the fourth quarter but by then there was no hope for Cougar revival and Delta started off the invitational with a 65-58 win.

Marisa Morton, a point guard for the Lady Pioneers, led the team in scoring as she finished with 19 points in the game. Harmany Williams had a breakout performance with 15 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in Delta’s first win of the season.

The second game the Pioneers played in the invitational they faced off against Grand Rapids Community College Nov. 11. Delta did not fair as well as they did in the first game as they ended up being outscored 7-20 in the first quarter alone. The team would bounce back from their first quarter performance but were forced to continue to play catch up the remainder of the game. The team ended up with their second loss of the season this time by a 12 point loss, the final score was 74-62. Brianna Herner shined in the loss for the Pioneers with her 22 points, seven rebounds and one steal.

Women's Basketball 11-18

Photos by Jaylie Dice

Nov. 18 Delta took to their home court to face the Kalamazoo Valley Cougars for the second time. A highly competitive first quarter saw Delta leading Kalamazoo 18-17. A low-scoring high intensity second quarter followed with Kalamazoo barely holding onto the lead at the half. Then, scoring 14 in the third and 24 in the fourth, a fierce offensive streak kicked in for Delta. The Lady Pioneers emerged with the 60-49 victory. They now have two wins on the season both of which have been over Kalamazoo.

Williams again led the team and put up a double-double in the stats columns with her 22 points and ten rebounds. The team combined for 25 total rebounds with Rylee Pankow and Brianna Herner contributing six rebounds each.

The Lady Pioneers look to go for their third win of the season Dec. 1 when Lansing Community College comes to the Pioneer Gym. The game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. start time.

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