SAULT STE. MARIE - The Lake Superior State women's basketball team played in front of its loudest home crowd in school history, beating Grace Bible College 112-53 in front of the entire Washington Elementary and Sault Middle School student body.
The Lakers (1-2) put on an impressive three-point shooting display for the youngsters. Courtney Jacobsen was 5-of-11, Alexis Rowe 4-of-5 and Valerie Meissner 4-of-8 as LSSU made 23-of-46 three-point shots for the game. Mackenzie Edwards and Claire Radtke both made three three-pointers.
Edwards led LSSU with 17 points and seven rebounds. Jacobsen finished with 16 points, and Radtke had 13. Meissner and Rowe scored 12 points each.
Lexie Khon paced Lake Superior State in rebounding with eight. Meissner had 12 assists for a double double. She inched past her previous career high of 11 assists set last season against Ferris State.
Baylee Draper led Grace Bible College with 22 points. McKenzie McCord followed with 13 points, and Kitty Yanik totaled eight rebounds.
LSSU shot 57.3 percent from the field and made 3-of-9 free throws. GBC shot 40 percent from the field and made 15-of-24 free throws. The Lakers out-rebounded the Tigers, 37-28.
Lake Superior State travels to Minot State of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference on Friday.