4th ranked Lady Panthers visit Lewis, Thur., 5:30 pm

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#4 Drury Lady Panthers (24-3, 14-2) at Lewis Flyers (10-12, 8-6)
Thur., Feb. 17, 2022 – 5:30 pm – Romeoville, Ill.        
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Fourth-ranked Lady Panthers visit Lewis
The Drury Lady Panthers start their final road trip of the regular season as they visit Lewis on Thursday at 5:30 pm.
Drury is ranked fourth in this week’s NCAA-II poll and is 24-3 with a 14-2 record in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The Lady Panthers have clinched the regular season title in the West Division and are ranked second overall in the league’s Point Rating System.
Lewis enters Thursday’s game riding a five-game winning streak and is coming off of a 70-60 win over 18th ranked Missouri-St. Louis on Tuesday at home. The Flyers are 10-12 and 8-6 in the GLVC.
Thursday’s game is a rematch from a Jan. 8 contest at the O’ won by Drury 75-61. The Lady Panthers were down 40-23 at halftime in that game and rallied to win by 14. Drury outscored Lewis 32-9 in the fourth quarter and Kaylee DaMitz led all scorers with 32 points.
The Lady Panthers lead the all-time series 18-7 and have won the last nine head-to-head games. Thursday’s game marks Drury’s first trip to Lewis in more than six years. Their last trip to Romeoville was on Jan. 7, 2016, and the Flyers took the game 54-41.
Drury is led by Paige Robinson, who returned to the Lady Panthers line-up last week for the first time since Dec. 18, and put in 23 points against 25th ranked Southern Indiana, then 26 on 10-for-11 shooting from the field against McKendree. She starts the week averaging 22.7 points per game.
About the Flyers
Lewis hasn’t lost since Feb. 3 when they fell to Truman State at home, 74-61. The Flyers started their win streak at home with wins over Quincy and Illinois Springfield. They won both games on a Kansas City road with victories at Rockhurst and William Jewell before their win over UMSL.
Kathryn Schmidt leads Lewis averaging 14.6 points and 6.3 rebounds.
Robinson needs two three’s for DU’s all-time record
Drury’s Paige Robinson needs just two three-pointers to break the program’s all-time record for career three’s made. The senior from Bethany, Illinois, has 254 in her career and is one short of Katie Pritchard’s (2008-13) mark of 255.
DU grad student Payton Richards isn’t far behind as she carries 249 trey’s entering Thursday’s game.
Robinson moved up number two on Drury’s all-time scoring on Saturday. She has 1,831 points in her career and trails only Hailey Diestelkamp’s (2016-21) total of 2,321.
Up Next
The Lady Panthers play their final regular season road game on Saturday when they travel to Indianapolis. Game time is at noon (Central) at Nicoson Hall at UIndy.
Drury: 24-3, 14-2 (ranked #4 in NCAA-II)
LU: 10-12, 8-6
Head Coaches
Drury: Amy Eagan (2nd year, 48-5/13th year, 235-147)
LU: Matt Nelson (1st year, 10-12)
Last Game
Drury: Won vs. McKendree 111-56 (Sat.)
LU: Won vs. #18 Missouri-St. Louis 70-60 (Tue.)
Drury: Won 3
LU: Won 5
Last 5 games
Drury: 4-1
LU: 5-0
All-Time Series
Drury 18-7
Last Meeting
Drury 75 Lewis 61 (Jan. 8, 2022, at DU)
Drury at Indianapolis – Sat., Feb. 19, 2022
Noon (CST) – Indianapolis, Ind.     

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