Looking at the lineups coming into the afternoon matinee at The Rock, the Lady Pilgrims did not match up real well with the Michigan City Wolves. But that did not faze the Pilgrims as it took City an overtime to down the home team 53-47.
The Michigan City lineup included a pair of very talented Division-1 College basketball recruits. But that did not deter the effort by the Lady Pilgrims as they jumped on the visiting Wolves early and lead 5-0. Michigan City got their game going later in the quarter and lead 9-7 after the first eight minutes.
Michigan City extended their lead to 17-13 at halftime, and then 28-18 going into the final quarter of play.
The Pilgrims dominated the 4th quarter. Taylor Delp, who went 8-9 at the free throw line during the non-conference contest, hit two free throws with six seconds remaining in regulation to cap the comeback as the Lady Pilgrims outscored City 24-14 in the fourth quarter.
Michigan City hit a couple big shots in overtime and outscored the Pilgrims 11-5 in gaining the victory.
A big key for the Pilgrim turn around was their effort to take care of the basketball. In their two previous losses, the Pilgrims totaled 50 turnovers. On this afternoon, the Pilgrims only committed 10 turnovers. Another key factor was the defensive effort lead by senior Emma Cook to hold one of the City D-1 players down. Katelyn Halfacre had scored 42 points in her two previous games. Cook held the Michigan City senior to 14 well earned points with her tenacious defense.
Senior Tallulah Gault lead the Pilgrims with a double double as she scored 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Delp added eight points and had seven rebounds. Lindsay Janus had seven points and five rebounds.
Next up for the Pilgrims is a date against Valparaiso next Saturday night at The Rock.