JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — The Illinois College women’s basketball team jumped out to a 12-point lead in the first five minutes and went on to a 78-62 Midwest Conference victory over Lawrence University on Sunday at the Bruner Center.

Hannah McGinnis scored 18 points and pulled down six rebounds to pace five Illinois College players in double figures.

Amber Lisowe paced Lawrence (0-2, 0-1 MWC) with 25 points and six rebounds, and Alex Deshler added 16 points for the Vikings.

Illinois College (2-2, 1-0) pulled out to a 16-4 lead on Tiffany King’s jumper with 15:10 left in the first half. The Lady Blues went on to lead by as many as 20 points in the first half, but the Vikings then went on a 12-4 run. Deshler’s 3-pointer capped the outburst and trimmed the lead to 41-29.

Illinois College would lead by 12 at the half, and the Lady Blues built the lead to as many as 28 points midway through the second half. Lawrence would score the game’s final 10 points to cut the margin back to 16 points.

The Vikings return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Ripon College.

Box score