GALESBURG, Ill. — The Knox College women’s basketball team used a huge advantage at the foul line to help carve out a 74-50 Midwest Conference victory over Lawrence University on Wednesday.
The Prairie Fire (3-5, 2-3 MWC) shot 43 free throws, and Lawrence (0-7, 0-3) was whistled for 28 fouls and had three players foul out.
Knox made only 27 free throws in its 43 attempts, but the Prairie Fire still managed to make more fouls shots than the Vikings attempted. Lawrence was 14 of 24 from the line.
Jenny Haskell paced Knox with 16 points. Krystyna Williams added 15 points and Abby Owens had 14 off the bench.
Nakita Chadwick had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for Lawrence before fouling out. Kanesha Walker added 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds before she fouled out.
Lawrence also was hurt by 29 turnovers.
The Vikings fell behind early and trailed by double digits at 16-6 just 6:43 into the contest. Lawrence cut that margin back to six points in the first half but trailed 37-25 at the break.
Knox came out in the second half and scored the first five points to snuff out any hopes of a Lawrence comeback. The Praire Fire would lead by as many as 28 points.