15TH ANNUAL WWU LYNDA GOODRICH CLASSIC - Game 1 - Saint Martin's 78, Northwest 65
Nov. 25, 2011
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Center Chelsea Haskey led a balanced attack with 16 points and 10 rebounds, helping Saint Martin's University to a 78-65 victory over Northwest University in first-day action Friday at the 15th annual Western Washington University Lynda Goodrich Women's Basketball Classic at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.
The Saints, who also got 12 points from forward Megan Teade and 11 from guard Angela Gelhar, improved to 2-4 overall.
The contest was a non-counting exhibition for Northwest, an NAIA affiliate, which is 2-4 in counting games. Guard Carol Howard had a game-high 17 points for the Eagles and guard Domi Mendezona added 15.
Northwest had a 13-8 lead five minutes into the contest, but Saint Martin's ran off eight straight points to trigger an 18-4 run, opening up a 26-17 lead it never relinquished.
The closest Northwest got was five points, 58-53, with 9:36 remaining on five straight points by Mendezona. But Saint Martin's responded with three-pointers by Gelhar and Shelby Ferguson for a 64-53 advantage with 8:27 to go and the Eagles never got closer than eight after that.
The Saints had a massive 34-4 advantage in bench scoring, with Emily Lashua having 10 points and Ferguson adding nine. Saint Martin's also had a 44-33 edge in rebounds.
Forward Emily Drivstuen had 13 points for Northwest and center Jessalyn Jackson added 10 points and game-highs of 13 rebounds and five steals.
Saint Martin's meets Simpson at 3 p.m. in final-day play Saturday, and Northwest plays host Western Washington at 5 p.m.
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