Sophomore Kaija Davies (24) goes up for a shot in a game against Northland College on Jan. 27. Davies led in points as the ‘Jackets lost on Saturday 67-47 against North Central.
Photo by Holden Law

Looking to rebound after a loss to Bethany Lu­theran, the Yellowjacket women’s basketball team took to the road for a matchup with North Cen­tral on Saturday, Feb. 13.

North Central came out hot, hitting on over 64 percent of its shots in the first quarter on 9-of-14 shooting. In the process the Rams built a 24-6 lead. In the end, the Yel­lowjackets were never able to erase the deficit, falling 67-47 at Clark-Danielson Gymnasium in Minneapolis.

The Yellowjackets closed the early gap to 7-4 on an Ellie Leadstrom (Superior, Wis./Superior Senior) jumper with seven min­utes to play in the open­ing quarter, but things went dry after that and the Rams opened up a big lead.

In the fourth quarter, the Yellowjackets chipped away at the North Cen­tral lead, outscoring the Rams 11-4 over the final five minutes, with Erika Mattson (Ely, Minn./Ely Memorial) scoring six points to lead the charge.

Kaija Davies (Aitkin, Minn./Aitkin) was the only Yellowjacket to score in double figures, finish­ing with 11 points to go along with five rebounds and a pair of blocks.

The Yellowjackets are back home on Thursday, Feb. 18 when they host St. Scholastica at Mertz Mor­torelli Gym. The opening tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m.