WORTHINGTON -- One stat line the Central Lakes College women's basketball team would like to see shrink is the turnover column.
The Raiders turned over the ball 23 times in a 70-55 loss to the Minnesota West Blue Jays Saturday. CLC is averaging 24 turnovers a game, which has helped lead to an 0-6 start on the season.
Courtney Stach led CLC with 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds while newcomer Jillian Maki added 11 points and six boards. Sandra Smith tossed in nine points for CLC in the loss.
The game was close at halftime with CLC trailing 35-30. But the Raiders couldn't find an answer for the Blue Jays' Krista Beek, who led all scorers with 30 points.
"Turnovers are our biggest enemy," CLC coach Dennis Eastman said. "We are averaging 24 a game so we need to take care of the ball better. We are getting better but the progress is slow."
Central Lakes 30 25 -- 55
Minnesota West 35 35 -- 70
Sarah Mulroy 5, Sandra Smith 9, Courtney Stach 14, Andrea Almsted 5, Jada Illies 3, Kristi Myers 2, Katie Goldsmith 2, Jillian Maki 11, Dana tenCate 4. 3-point baskets: 3 (Maki 2, tenCate). Overall -- 0-6. Next game: CLC hosts Ridgewater 2 p.m. Saturday.
Katie Dekker 4, Brenda Payer 10, Lindsey Schenck 5, Mary Wright 12, Laura Bents 9, Krista Beek 30. 3-point baskets: 4 (Dekker, Payer 2, Schenck).
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