Purdue Calumet Women's Hoops Open New Year with Rout of Clarke Created 1/4/2014 9:05:15 PM
DUBUQUE, Iowa - The Purdue University Calumet women's basketball got back on track with a 77-48 demolishing of Clarke University on Saturday afternoon. The Peregrines improve to 11-4 overall with the victory.
The Black and Gold scored the first nine points of the game, all of which came from beyond the arc, and never looked back. Purdue Calumet built up a 14-2 lead in the first six minutes of action, before taking a 41-23 advantage into the break. The Peregrines shot 53.8 percent from the field in the period, while forcing 14 turnovers.
Purdue Calumet pushed its lead to 22, 54-32, early in the final stanza on Kami Graber’s three-pointer and would hold a comfortable advantage the rest of the way out. The Peregrines shot 50 percent from the field, while holding Clarke to just 35.2 percent shooting on the day. Purdue Calumet’s defense forced 25 turnovers in the contest, helping the team to its largest margin of victory of the season.
The Black and Gold put all five starters in double-figures with Graber leading the way with a 17-point, five-steal outing. Cassidy Deno added 16 points, three helpers and a pair of blocks, while Tierra Turner chipped in with 15 points, eight boards, four assists and three thefts. Madison Gervais notched 12 points and eight caroms and Brooklyn Short tallied 11 points and a game-high six helpers.
The Peregrines will be back in action next Saturday, January 11, when they host Robert Morris on Military Appreciation Day. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.