A lengthy layoff didn't do anything to change the fortunes of Lincoln Trail College's women's basketball team.
The Lady Statesmen are still in search of their first win of the season after a 79-28 pummeling at the hands of Lake Land College Monday night in Great Rivers Athletic Conference play.
It was the first game in nearly a month for the Lady Statesmen and they were unable to shake off the rust, as they managed just 28 points on the way to their 10th defeat in as many tries this season.
Lincoln Trail did briefly hold a lead in the game, as Kelsie Coleman scored the first basket of the gamem 59 seconds in to put the Lady Statesmen in front, 2-0. However, Lake Land responded by scoring the next 21 points in the next nine minutes for a 21-2 advantage and extended it to 30-4 on their way to a 39-11 lead at halftime. Things weren't any better in the second half, as the Lady Statesmen were outscored 40-17 over the final 20 minutes to reach the final margin.
Lake Land made nearly as many three-point field goals (7) in the game as LTC made total baskets (11), while they outrebounded the Lady Statesmen 45-30. Lincoln Trail also committed 23 turnovers, while Lake Land had only seven miscues.
Coleman led LTC with 12 points, while Andrea Rivera tossed in nine on three three-pointers. Lara Benningfield netted three points and Danielle Nettleton and Kayla Burner added two points apiece for the Lady Statesmen.
Lauren Bogle led Lake Land with 15 points, while Shelby Kohrmann tossed in 14 for the Lady Lakers.