Karlee Feldman with the ball during Grace's rout of Spring Arbor
Karlee Feldman with the ball during Grace's rout of Spring Arbor
SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – Grace College’s women’s basketball team picked up a dominant 93-45 win over Spring Arbor on Wednesday night.

With the victory, Grace improved its record to 18-11 overall (8-9 Crossroads League). The victory ties the program record for most wins in a regular season. Grace will have a chance to break that record on Saturday in the regular-season finale.

The Lady Lancers will host Huntington on Saturday at 1 p.m. to wrap up the regular season. Grace will finish either No. 5 or No. 6 in the league standings, depending on the outcome of Saturday’s matchups.

Karlee Feldman was unstoppable on Wednesday, shooting 12 of 14 for the floor. She amassed 26 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks in a strong performance.

Grace found success inside early, building a 10-3 lead. Feldman scored the Lady Lancers’ first 10 points of the game.

An early timeout from the Cougars (4-22,1-13 CL) did little to quell the Lady Lancers’ momentum. Kiersten Poor was the second Grace player to score, as her triple extended Grace’s lead.

Kensie Ryman hit a pair of 3-point shots, and Patton converted from mid-range as Grace continued to dominate on offensive.

Carissa Wiegman checked in and also found success in the paint. Grace’s lead was 25-9 with three minutes to go in the quarter.

Peyton Murphy hit a triple, and Feldman continued to pour in the offense. Grace led 30-14 at the end of the first.

Feldman had 14 points in the first frame, and Grace was 4 of 7 from beyond the arc.

The Lady Lancers’ offense was slowed to start the second quarter. Grace converted just one basket in the opening three minutes.

Feldman would break the drought for the Lady Lancers with another conversion in the paint. She later helped Grace’s cause by assisting on a Patton trifecta as Grace maintained the double-digit lead.

A pair of 3-point plays from Poor and Kenzie McMahon pushed Grace’s lead to 22.

Patton drilled a 3-pointer in the final seconds, and Grace entered the half with a comfortable 49-26 lead.

Feldman led all players with 16 points on 8 of 9 shooting. Grace shared the ball extensively with 16 assists on 19 made shots.

The Lady Lancers shot 57 percent from the floor and hit on 7 of 14 from beyond the arc.

Grace started the third right where they left off. Patton hit another 3-point shot, and Feldman scored the next four points as the Lady Lancers led 56-28.

Grace’s defense was suffocating and did not allow a Spring Arbor basket until the three-minute mark of the quarter.

Grace’s lead eclipsed 30 points after Ryman hit from beyond the arc.

The Cougars had no answer for Grace’s post offense as Feldman continued to dominate. She pushed the Lady Lancers lead to 65-28 with her 24th point of the game.

Karissa Lukasiewicz was subbed in, and immediately got her name in the scorebook. The freshman scored seven points to close the third.

The game entered the final quarter with Grace ahead 78-33. Weigman opened the scoring for Grace in the fourth, and Olivia Pearson hit a trifecta as Grace continued to cruise.

Kiara Gill, Kate Schlatter and Sally Mortensen all saw action as Grace wrapped up the 93-45 victory.

Patton scored 18 points, and Ryman was the third Lady Lancer in double digits with 11 points. Grace had 10 players score in the game.

The Lady Lancers finished the game by shooting 53 percent from the field and 44 percent from beyond the arc.

The Lady Lancers won the battle on the boards 42-30 and outscored the Cougars 33-26 in the paint. Grace turned the ball over 10 times compared to Spring Arbor's 19.

Saturday’s game with Huntington will also be Senior Day to honor Grace’s graduating class.



Lancers ranked again by NAIA

WINONA LAKE, Ind. - Grace’s men’s tennis team has earned a top-20 ranking in the latest NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ poll.

The Lancers were voted 20th in the nation after a battle-tested start to the spring season. Grace played three top-25 NAIA squads to open the spring.

The Lancers have appeared in both polls to start the 2022 spring season.

Grace is joined in the poll by fellow Crossroads League members No. 6 Indiana Wesleyan and Marian (receiving votes).

Grace will return to action on Feb. 24 as the team hosts Arizona Christian at the Warsaw Racquet Club at 10 a.m.