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Babinec, Women Tie School Records with Win over BLC

last modified 2012-01-31 09:51 PM

MANKATO, Minn. - The MLC women's basketball team tied a school record with its 14th win of the season by the score of 81-70 at Bethany Tuesday night.

Babinec, Women Tie School Records with Win over BLC

Erica Babinec tied a school record for steals and also scored 21 points in a win over BLC

Erica Babinec also tied a school record with three steals in the game, tying her for the all-time record at MLC of 239 with her sister Emma Babinec, who played for the Knights from 2002-06.

The Knights made things hard on themselves early in the game, shooting just 2-15 from the field and falling behind 18-7 after nine minutes of play.

They would respond on both ends, forcing 21 Bethany turnovers in the game and holding the Vikings to 41 percent shooting from the floor.

Offensively, the Knights had five players in double figures, and turned the ball over just five times in the game, helping them make up for a 38 percent night from the field.

Babinec led the way with 21 points, taking advantage of opportunities at the foul line by going 10-12 from the charity stripe. Babinec also finished with seven assists against one turnovers, and grabbed six rebounds as well.

Amanda Burk and Hannah Hackbarth each had 15 in the game for MLC, with Hackbarth making three of the Knights' six three-pointers on the night. Alex Anthon added 11 points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.

The win improved MLC's winning streak to nine in a row, and tied them with the 2000-01 team that finished 14-8 for the most wins in a single season in program history.

The Knights improved to 14-5 overall and 8-0 in conference play, while BLC dropped to 6-12 on the season and 5-3 in the UMAC.

MLC will return to action on Friday, February 3, when it hosts UM-Morris for a game scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.

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