Perhaps the only thing more impressive than Silver Lake College’s score against Faith Baptist Bible College was the career milestone achieved by one its women’s basketball players.
Raelyn Woock, a senior center from Burnett, Wis., scored a game-high 18 points and eclipsed the 1,000-point milestone in the Lakers’ 82-31 victory on Nov. 13 in Ankeny, Iowa.
Woock said she was thankful her parents were able to make the drive to witness her achievement.
“They are two of my biggest fans and supporters. I could not have done it without them,” said Woock, who last year was named a first-team All-American in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.
“I also feel so blessed to have the coaches and teammates that I do. They keep pushing me to become better. They can see what I can do and push me to achieve my best. … I just want to thank everyone for their continued support.”
SLC cruised to a 41-9 halftime lead and forced 40 turnovers. Sophomore guard Danielle Byrum of Sheboygan added 11 points, and senior forward Courtney Clavers of Brillion added 10 points.
Silver Lake College 57, UW-Marinette 47
After trailing by 13 points in the second quarter, the Lakers rallied and allowed only 16 second-half points to earn the victory on Nov. 9 in Marinette.
Senior guard Kaela Cheesman of Rolla, Mo., paced SLC with 14 points. Also scoring in double figures for the Lakers were junior guard Amanda Kudick of Kewaunee (eight points, 10 rebounds, six assists, seven steals) and Woock (10 points, nine rebounds).
Grinnell 68, Silver Lake College 64
SLC rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to take a two-point lead late in the game, but the NCAA Division III Pioneers pulled out a win on Nov. 15 in Grinnell, Iowa.
Kudick turned in a solid performance, finishing with 25 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Woock pulled down 18 rebounds and added eight points.
Silver Lake College 93, Faith Baptist 83
Senior guard Denzel Smith of Kenosha had 24 points and three assists, leading SLC to a victory on Nov. 13 in Ankeny, Iowa.
Junior center Stevens Alexis of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., added 23 points and a game-high 10 rebounds for the Lakers, who led 39-27 at halftime.
Other stat leaders for SLC included freshman guard Nemanja Peric of Serbia (13 points), junior center Pat Zemanovic of Genesee (12 points, eight rebounds) and sophomore guard Jordan Portee of Pontiac, S.C. (10 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds).
Grinnell 125, Silver Lake College 90
Five Lakers scored in double figures, but it wasn’t enough as they fell short on Nov. 14 in Grinnell, Iowa.
Portee paced SLC with 12 points, while Peric scored 11 points, and Alexis, Smith and Zemanovic each added 10 points. Alexis pulled down 13 rebounds, and Zemanovic grabbed nine rebounds.