#16 Purdue Calumet Handles Rochester College on the Road, 74-53
The No. 16 Purdue University Calumet women’s basketball team used a second-quarter surge to propel the Peregrines to a 74-53 nonleague win at Rochester College Saturday.
Purdue Calumet (17-5) outscored the Warriors (12-9) 15-6 in the second quarter to jump out to a 29-20 lead at the half, which led to a 30-point outburst in the third frame to put the game out of reach in a contest held at Stoney Creek High School.
Sophomore forward Katie Wampler (Scottsburg, Ind./Scottsburg) had another career day for the Peregrines, just one game after setting her career-best in rebounds in a win over Governors State Wednesday. Wampler pumped in a game-high and career-best 23 points thanks to an 11-of-12 performance from the free-throw line to lead the way, while junior teammate Cassidy Deno (Otterbein, Ind./Benton Central) added 13 points and eight rebounds and classmate Darien Thompson (Anderson, Ind./Anderson) had 12 points and seven boards.
The Peregrines’ defense proved to be key, as Purdue Calumet held host Rochester to just 28.8 percent (17-of-59) shooting from the field and 23.3 percent (7-of-30) from 3-point land. Comparatively, the Peregrines shot a crispt 45.5 percent (24-of-55) from the floor and hit 8-of-17 (47.1 percent) from downtown, led by Deno’s 4-of-7 performance.
Senior Jada Buggs (Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart) added eight points, four assists and seven rebounds and junior Daryian Morris (Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville) had 10 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals in the visitor’s all-around effort.
The win was the second in a row for Purdue Calumet, which hosts Calumet College of St. Joseph on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Fitness and Recreation Center. The Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference contest is set for a 5 p.m. CT tip-off.
Men's Hoops Matchup with Great Lakes Christian Moved to Feb.1
The Jan.18 meeting with the Great Lakes Christian College men's basketball team which was cancelled due to weather is rescheduled for Feb.1 at 7:00 pm (CT).
The Peregrines (9-12) will take on the Lakes (0-23) at the Fitness and Recreation Center.