Willis, Canadian’s point guard and only veteran player, scored 7. Her fastbreak cut Stuart’s lead to 12-7 midway through the first, but layups by Barton and Smith quickly pushed the lead back to 9.
“There was that moment there where if we can get those defensive stops, keep the ball on offense the way we want to, be able to feed the post players and have long offensive series, we understand that’s what we’re going to try to do,” Canadian coach Daniel Lokey said.
With the win, Stuart improved to 8-2. Canadian fell to 1-11.
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