SALEM, Ore. – With Maddey Pflaumer scoring a game-high 21 points and Hannah Shore totaling a career-best 18 points, the Corban University women’s basketball team dominated Warner Pacific College on Friday evening, winning 85-49 over the Knights. With the victory, the Warriors clinched a spot in the 2017 Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) Tournament.
“What a great team win,” said Corban head coach Michelle Skyles. “I can’t be more proud of our team and how we played tonight! We shared the ball incredibly well, dominated on the boards, and overall just played so well.”
Corban ran out to a quick lead early, building on some early three-pointers and nifty buckets inside to gain the advantage in the first quarter. By the end of the first 10 minutes, the Warriors led 26-10 and were in complete control. By halftime, Corban had the lead up to 45-22, taking the commanding advantage into the locker rooms.
In the second stanza, Corban upped the intensity once again and matched its first-quarter scoring output with 26 more points while keeping the Knights at bay. From that point on, the Warriors were able to utilize their entire bench while finishing off the contest for the key conference victory.
“We were able to push the ball and our ball movement was impressive,” said Skyles. “We saw how well our team can play when we all come together.”
Pflaumer finished the night with 21 points on a 10-for-14 shooting effort to go with 13 boards, two blocks, one steal and one assist. While Pflaumer was effective all evening long, it was Shore who lit up the Knights from outside, totaling 18 points, nailing a quartet of long-range efforts in the victory. After the contest, Shore talked about the win:
Also scoring in double-digits with 10 points was Lindsay Asplund, while Maci Benedict finished the night with a team-best seven assists. As a team, Corban shot 51.6% on the night and 36% from downtown. In addition, the Warriors dominated on the glass, owning a 55-29 rebounding edge.
For Warner Pacific, Michaela Pin notched a team-best 19 points with five shots from beyond the arc falling, while Bailey Allen tallied 13 points for Warner Pacific in the loss. As a team, the Knights shot 25.8% from the floor.
Corban (14-11, 8-9 CCC) returns to the court tomorrow night when it hosts Multnomah University at 5:30 p.m. on Senior Night. The Senior Night festivities will begin shortly before the start of the contest.