CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio – Lakeland women's basketball outscored Edison State Community College by nine in the fourth quarter to pull out a 71-66 victory in the District I semifinals Thursday afternoon at Ohio Christian University.
With the win, Lakeland improves to 21-9 overall and earns a spot in the District I final against Sinclair Community College on Saturday, March 9 at noon.
Lakeland got off to a slow start as Edison State jumped out to a 15-11 lead after one quarter as the Lakers made just 4-of-15 in the first. Williams did score five in the first.
The second was much better for Lakeland as the Lakers got seven points from Richardson and outscored Edison State 23-14 to take a 34-29 into halftime.
The momentum went back to Edison State in the third as the Lakers were outscored 22-13 in the period. Khay did score five in the third but Lakeland shot just 5-of-18 and trailed 51-47 heading into the fourth.
Lakeland trailed by as much as nine in the fourth but stormed back, even with a couple players fouling out in the final period. Jackson scored seven for Lakeland in the fourth as the Lakers outscored Edison State 24-15 in the fourth.
Trailing by one with 1:21 left, Williams drilled a 3-pointer on the next Lakers possession to give Lakeland a 68-66 lead. From there, Lakeland never lost its lead and held on for the five-point victory.
For more information about Lakeland athletics, visit www.athletics.lakelandcc.edu.
About Lakeland Community College
Founded in 1967, Lakeland Community College was the first college in Ohio created by a vote of the people. True to our mission, Lakeland provides quality learning opportunities to meet the social and economic needs of the community.
Offering day, evening, weekend and online classes, the college serves more than 10,800 credit and 2,800 noncredit students (2016). For more information about the College, visit www.lakelandcc.edu.