INA — The Lake Land women's basketball team trailed Rend Lake Sunday in a Great Rivers Athletic Conference game, 24-13 with just under five minutes left in the half.
That is when Lady Lakers coach Dave Johnson called a timeout and Lake Land outscored Rend Lake 26-0 to take a 39-24 lead at the half. The Lady Lakers went on to win 94-69.
"We struggled offensively early and I think that affected our defense as we were giving up open shots," said Johnson. "We pressured them a little bit and got our transition game going and changed the pace of the game and his some shots in the last minutes of the second quarter."
Jamie Sandschafer and Mattoon graduate Avery Jackson led the way with 23 points each for Lake Land, while Katrina Christian was also in double digits with 16 points. Arie Sims and Charleston graduate Aislinn Parish had six assists each, while Parrish also led in rebounds with six, and Sandschafer had four steals.
"To have your point guard and another combine for 12 assists that is really a positive for us," said Johnson.
Lake Land improved to 9-2 overall and 3-1 in the GRAC.
"Jackson and Sandschafer scored very well today," said Johnson. "The 94 points is a team-high and it was the second time those two had over 20 points each. Katrina Christian played really well for us."
The Lady Lakers are to travel to Ulin Dec. 15 for a GRAC game against Shawnee Community College.