The No. 4-ranked Indiana Tech women’s basketball team defeated regional rival Grace College, 90-76, Tuesday in their home opener inside the Schaefer Center.
DeAnn Kauffman scored a season-high 32 points, just one off her career mark, while grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds and dishing out seven assists. Kyra Whitaker had a career-high 21 points while Alexis Hill recorded 14 points, 16 rebounds, four assists and two blocks. Emma Wolfe chipped in 12 points while Rachel Bell had 13 assists to tie her career-high and program record.
Vironnica Drake was sensational the Lancers (4-1), a day after being named the NCCAA National Player of the Week. Drake poured in a career-high 32 points to go along with 11 rebounds and two steals.
Kyannah Stull also was sharp, hitting five 3-pointers for 20 points.
The Warriors shot 54 percent as a team, including a 14-of-32 performance (44 percent) from the 3-point line. Grace, on the other hand, shot just 37 percent overall.
Tech (3-1) returns to action on at 1 p.m. Saturday as they play host to Lourdes in their conference opener.
The Lancers return home this weekend for the Hoops for Hope, which raises funds each year for cancer care in the community. Grace will play Grace Christian at 6 p.m. Friday and Holy Family at 2 p.m. Saturday.