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2012-12-15 Tigers stop Wave; Wilson, James have career games
12-17-12 Tigers Stop Wave

Tigers stop Wave; Wilson, James have career games

Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2012 at 10:49 AM
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – It was a career afternoon for sophomore Ashley Wilson and freshman Krystal James on Saturday, Dec. 15 when the No. 10 Olivet Nazarene University women’s basketball team defeated Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.) 115-81. The win keeps the Tigers atop the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic (CCAC) standings, tied with Purdue University-Calumet (Ind.).

Wilson (Portage, Mich.) finished the afternoon with a career-high 27 points in just 18 minutes of play. She also set career-highs with 10 field goals made in 15 attempts, while pulling in eight offensive rebounds and ten total boards. She also added three steals. James (Rockford, Ill.) added a career-high 16 points, setting a new high with six field goals made and tying her career-high with four three-pointers.

The Tigers, who have struggled holding their lead in the second half of games, played one of their more consistent games of the season. They entered the locker room at the half with a 58-35 lead and held it in the second half, winning it 57-26.

“I thought our ladies really stepped up it up today,” said head coach Lauren Stamatis. “We were flying to the ball on defense much better today and making it difficult for them to get the ball inbounds.”

Senior Sandy Cabadas (Aurora, Ill.) continues to be a force in the paint adding three blocks on the day, ranking her 12 in the NAIA Div. II with 26 on the season. Junior Miranda Geever (Moline, Ill.) added six assists and seven points. She currently ranks 7th in the NAIA Div. II in assist/turnover ratio at 2.867.

Junior Malory Adams (Aurora, Ill.) added 12 points and eight rebounds, while senior Danielle Tolbert (Pontiac, Mich.) finished with nine points and five steals.

Olivet will take to the road on Tuesday, Dec. 18 to take on CCAC foe Judson University at 5:30p.m.