Lions are outranked by Captains

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Junior Natalie Bartle broke a school record as the Finlandia University women’s basketball team (12-12) lost 96-61 to NCAA DIII #1 Christopher Newport (25-0), Friday night at the William M. Anderson Center. This was a Coast-To-Coast Conference Championship semifinal game.

Christopher Newport jumped out to a 15-2 lead after five minutes and did not look back.

For Finlandia, Bartle had 31 points, eight rebounds and hit three 3-pointers and junior Bethany Baldwin scored 14 points.

Bartle pushed her season-point total to 527, breaking the record of 517 by Beth Koski (2003-04). She became just the second player in program history to reach the 500-point mark.

For Salisbury, Hannah Orloff and Anaya Simmons scored 12 points each.

Finlandia has concluded the 2022-23 season.


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