Lady Buffs fall in Elite 8 matchup

The #23 Lady Buffs started slow and never recovered on Monday afternoon as the nation's top scoring team shot 52.1% from the floor while connecting 14 times from behind the arc in a 103-56 defeat at the hands of the #3 Glenville State College Lady Pioneers at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, Alabama during the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.

Alivia Lewis led the way for the Lady Buffs in her final collegiate game as the Los Lunas, New Mexico product went 6-of-15 from the floor including a perfect 2-of-2 from the free throw line for a team-high 14 points to go along with nine rebounds, one assist and two steals. Karley Motschenbacher finished the game going 5-of-8 from the floor and 2-of-4 from behind the arc for 12 points while dishing out a team-high three assists.
The Lady Buffs finished the afternoon going 22-of-65 (33.8%) from the field including 4-of-19 (21.1%) from deep and 8-of-12 (66.7%) from the charity stripe to go along with 35 rebounds (11 offensive, 24 defensive), 15 assists, 24 turnovers, three blocks and nine steals.
Zakiyah Winfield paced the high-powered GSC offense as the junior guard went 8-of-14 from the floor including 5-of-5 from the free throw line for a game-high 22 points to go along with eight boards, two assists and three steals. The Lady Pioneers went 38-of-73 (52.1%) from the field including 14-of-25 (56%) from behind the arc and a perfect 13-of-13 from the charity stripe with 44 rebounds, 18 assists, 17 turnovers, one block and 10 steals.
The Lady Buffs end their season with an overall record of 26-11 as first year head coach Josh Prock led WT to the program's eighth South Central Regional Championship while also claiming the LSC Regular Season and Tournament Titles. 

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