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The Lake Land women's basketball team followed up a strong season-opener win with another strong performance in their second game of the season.

On Saturday, the 17th-ranked Lady Lakers grabbed a double-digit lead by halftime against Crowder College and went on to win 76-58 to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Lake Land coach Dave Johnson said the first two games are a good start to the season.

"You never know what to expect. We had a good preseason but that's different than the regular season," Johnson said. "Defensively we were better than I anticipated. I think it's our mental preparation. We had a week to prepare for North Arkansas and not much time for Crowder. We watched them play on Friday and had a chance to go over everything on Saturday. The girls applied some good information and knowledge to what they were doing and had good communication."

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Avery Jackson led Lake Land with 17 points and had three assists. Aislinn Parish had 16 points and three assists. Zyah Burnett had nine rebounds, and Jamie Sandschaefer had nine points and eight rebounds. Arie Sims had 10 points, four assists and three steals.

"I thought it was a really good start considering we are missing some kids with injuries," Johnson said. "The sophomores have done a great job of leading us."

Lake Land plays a game at Triton College on Friday.

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