|Posted January 16, 2009|
Bartlett's big night keys Pack win over Metro
It was supposed to be an accepted truth that the ThunderWolves did not have an established post player. But Friday, behind sophomore Amanda Bartlett (So., Kiowa, Colo.), who had a career night, dominating with inside-out play, the ThunderWolves established control early and earned the 63-54 win over Metro State.
Bartlett scored a career-high 21 points, 10 coming in the second half. Bartlett led all scorers, and was the team leader in rebounds with eight, two away from her first career double-double.
The ThunderWolves relied strongly on a short game, doing away with the three-point shot, which was only 3-for-14 on the night, and opting instead for jump shots and high percentage shots. As a result, the Pack, which had not shot above 31 percent from the field on each of their past three outings, was 44 percent from the field.
The ThunderWolves also won the rebound war in a tame game on the glass, out-boarding the Roadrunners 35-33.
The Pack's win raises their record to 10-4 overall and 4-2 in conference play. The ThunderWolves will continue their road trip Saturday night when they visit Regis.