No. 21 Tech women top Davis & Elkins

HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team used strong second and third quarters to overtake Davis & Elkins 65-48 Friday afternoon at Ursuline College in the 2017-18 opener.

The Huskies outscored the Senators 23-14 in the second period and then 19-10 in the third after trailing 16-12 through 10 minutes of action.

“It was a great way to start the season and an important win for us regionally,” Michigan Tech coach Kim Cameron said. “We a had a bit of a slow start but really picked things up as the game went on. We had a strong second half and overall we were more consistent, getting the ball inside in addition to playing solid defense. Elizabeth Kelliher had a solid game in the post both offensively and defensively, and we were able to get the ball inside to her, which makes us a better team.

“I’m also really proud of how Lindsay Winter played today because she really stepped up big for us. She showed great leadership and it was fun to watch her make so many great plays. She took it personally from a leadership standpoint on the floor and made us a better team.”

Winter led Tech with 29 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. She converted 12 of 14 shots from the field, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range.

Kelliher chipped in with 13 points and eight rebounds, while Kelli Guy recorded 11 points.

As a team, the Huskies connected on 26 of 61 shots from the field (42.6 percent), were 9 of 26 from 3-point range (34.6 percent), and 4 of 6 at the free-throw line. Tech also dominated the paint with a 39-26 advantage in rebounds.

The No. 21 Huskies will be back in action on Saturday afternoon when they battle Ursuline College to close the opening weekend of the season. The tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.