VIRGINIA - The Central Lakes College women's basketball team ran into a hot-shooting Mesabi Range squad as the Raiders dropped their second straight North Division game 71-45 Saturday.
The Lady Norse shot 65 percent from the field and used a full-court, man-to-man press in the first half to build a 40-23 lead.
"We didn't do a good job of clearing out against their press and that put us in position for traps," Raiders coach Brad Amundson said. "We got down and that set the tone for the rest of the game. Once we were in our offense we got some good looks.
"That's the second game in a row that we've run into a really hot-shooting team. We couldn't handle their pressure and we have to do some things better on the offensive end."
LeeAnn Karlsgodt had 15 points
Mesabi held CLC's top two leading scorers, Erin Karlsgodt (12.1 points per game) and Megan Meyer (10.5), to just 11 combined points in the game.
LeaAnn Karlsgodt led the Raiders with 15 points, including two 3-pointers, while Heather Feldewerd added 10.
Central Lakes 23 22 - 45
Mesabi Range 40 31 - 71
Heather Feldewerd 10, Jenae Swanson 2, Lisa Kurtz, Kayla Gustafson 2, Erin Karlsgodt 6, Megan Meyer 5, LeaAnn Karlsgodt 15, Whitney Glazier 5. FG 19-50 (38 percent), FT 10-16 (63 percent). Three-point baskets: 3 (L. Karlsgodt 2, Glazier). North Division: 2-4. Overall: 5-14. Next: at Hibbing 1 p.m. Saturday.
Shelby Slygh 10, Sarah Oliver 10, Briann Stotler 8, Gina Norman 16, Kayla O'Brien 6, Rachel Johnson 7, Laura Johnson 10, Melissa Brouse 4. FG 31-59 (53 percent), FT 15-24 (63 percent). Three-point baskets: 6 (Oliver 2, Stotler 2, Norman, L. Johnson). Overall: 16-3.
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