The Webster women’s basketball team ran out to an early 9-2 lead against Principia and was barely challenged the rest of the way. The Gorloks improved to 5-2 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with a 69-45 victory Saturday, Jan. 14, in Grant Gymnasium. The victory was Webster’s most lopsided of the season.
After opening the season by losing eight of nine games, the Gorloks have responded by winning five of their last six. They are 4-2 in SLIAC play.
Freshman Cassie Endicott led all scorers with 18 points despite not playing the final 12 minutes of the game. In fact, Webster had only one starter on the floor in the final 10 minutes of the game. The Gorloks led by 32 points midway through the second half.
Webster’s pressing defense and deep bench — the Gorloks played 17 players in the game, while Principia dressed only seven players — overwhelmed Principia. Principia was within four points at 12-8, but Kaliann Rikard turned two steals into layups and Gwen Williams converted another. Webster’s lead never fell below double digits the rest of the way.