"I didn't think we looked that good," Davis said. "We only played,
really, about 15 minutes of good basketball. People might think I'm
crazy because we won big, but I don't coach the scoreboard. There
were some bad passes out there, some lack of energy and a lack of
La Sierra (0-4) had only two leads, 10-7, and, 12-10, early in the game. The Golden Eagles stayed close to Vanguard through most of the
first half, trailing, 24-20, with 7:35 left. But Vanguard closed out
the first half with a 20-2 run, which included three-pointers by
juniors Lacey Mills (two) and Lisa Faulkner and sophomore Cecilia
Faulkner, a UC Irvine transfer who scored 14 points, dished out 19
assists, a school record for one game.
She surpassed Amy Pena's former mark of 17 from 1999. Faulkner had
several fancy, no-look passes, as she penetrated La Sierra's defense
and then found an open teammate.
Freshman Kelly Schmidt was also sensational in her home debut,
scoring 33 points, which tied a single-game record (Laura Lee).
Schmidt, a 6-foot forward from Glendale, Ariz., shot 10 of 11 from
the field and hit 13 of her 15 free throws to go with a game-high 12
rebounds. Josefsson (17), Rachel Besse (13) and Mills (10) were also
in double-figure scoring.
Vanguard 102, La Sierra 47
La Sierra -- Ivancie 15, Barnum 8, Cobb 7, Stinson 7, Simic 3, Kauhane 3, Buettner 2, Sivertsen 2. 3-pt. goals -- None. Technicals -- None. Fouled out -- Stinson. Vanguard -- Schmidt 33, Josefsson 17, Faulkner 14, Besse 13, Mills 10, Wilcox 8, Burns 6,
Dittenbir 1. 3-pt. goals -- Josefsson 3, Faulkner 3, Mills 2. Technicals -- None. Fouled out -- None. Halftime -- VU, 44-22.