Laker Women’s Basketball Fall to Cardinals Despite Double-Double from Bradford

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – The Lake Superior State University women’s basketball program (5-17, 2-12 GLIAC) fell to the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals (13-10, 8-5 GLIAC) by a final score of 57-46 on Thursday.

Margot Woughter scored a pair of early baskets to give the Lakers an early 4-1 lead, but the Cardinals would push ahead with an 11-0 run. The Lakers were able to cut the lead down to four with a pair of layups down low from Mattison Rayman, but Saginaw Valley maintained a 16-10 advantage at the end of the opening quarter.

True freshman Grace Bradford would then cut the lead down to just two points early in the second quarter. The Cardinals continued to nurse their lead, but Bradford again pressed the attack to keep the Lakers hanging around before she tied the score at 24-24 with a three before ultimately finding themselves in a one-possession game going into the halftime break with the Lakers trailing 29-26.

The Cardinals were able to pull ahead in the third quarter, but an and-one opportunity from Woughter helped lead the Lakers on a 7-0 run to open up the fourth. However, despite a three from Gracey Metz , Saginaw Valley would hold on for the 57-46 victory.

Despite the loss, Bradford led the way offensively with a 17-point, 11-rebound double-double, and Woughter was not far behind with 15 points of her own. Meanwhile, Rayman finished with nine points and eight rebounds.

The Lakers return to action on Saturday, Feb. 11 when they host the Wayne State Warriors with tipoff scheduled for 1 p.m.

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