First Year Mikayla Pucci Leads the Way for Women's Basketball vs. Westminster (Pa.)

First Year Mikayla Pucci Leads the Way for Women's Basketball  vs. Westminster (Pa.)

SCORE: Wheaton 54 - Westminster (Pa.) 61

RECORDS: Wheaton (4-4) - Westminster (Pa.) (3-6)

LOCATION: Daytona, Fla. 

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • First year forward Mikayla Pucci led all players on the court with 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in Wheaton's first game of the 2017 Daytona Beach Shootout. 
  • Natalie Wind pitched in with 11 points and 5 rebounds, with Rebecca Olivieri adding 6 points off the bench for the Lyons. 
  • Aliya Gage of Westminster trailed Pucci's 16 points closely with 15 points, while her teammate Kristine Fromknecht collected 9 points and 12 boards. 
  • The first quarter was evenly matched, as Westminster narrowly edged Wheaton, 16-14. Chelsea Rairdon and Fromknecht each recorded 5 point, first-quarter performances. 
  • In the second period, a 12-0 run that featured points from five different Titans would give Westminster a 30-17 lead by halftime. 
  • After the break, Wheaton came back to deliver the Titans a 24-15, third quarter tally to put themselves right back in the game with a deficit of just four points. 
  • The Lyons pulled within two as Wind layed one up with 5:42 left in the game. Just over two minutes later, Olivieri drained a three that gave Wheaton their first lead of the night, 51-50. Sara McLeman hit a free throw to add another point to the lead, but Fromknecht, Gage and Jackie Mathews combined for the next 9 points of the game to seal the eventual victory. 

THE BASICS:

  • Field Goals: Wheaton 19-61 / Westminster (Pa.) 19-48
  • 3-Point FG: Wheaton 6-27 / Westminster (Pa.) 6-17
  • Free Throw: Wheaton 10-18 / Westminster (Pa.) 17-21
  • Points off Turnovers: Wheaton 12 / Westminster (Pa.) 12
  • Field Goal %: Wheaton 31.1 / Westminster (Pa.) 39.6
  • 3-Point %: Wheaton 22.2 / Westminster (Pa.) 35.3
  • Rebounds: Wheaton 35 / Westminster (Pa.) 41

UP NEXT: The Lyons take on MacMurray College, their second opponent of the Daytona Beach Shootout, on Wednesday, December 20 at 7:00 p.m.  VIDEO / LIVE STATS