By: Andrew Korba
HIRAM, Ohio -- The Hiram College women's basketball team dropped a 49-35 home NCAC contest to Kenyon on Saturday afternoon.
The Terriers fall to 10-8 on the season and 4-5 in conference play, while the Ladies improve to 12-7, 6-3.
Sophomore Kaylee Shockley (Uniontown, Ohio/Lake) posted a game-high nine points to lead Hiram. She also had four rebounds, three steals and two blocks.
Junior Dana Perrotta (New Castle, Pa./New Castle) added seven points off the bench. Senior Brianne Goodrich (Chesterland, Ohio/West Geauga) and sophomore Mercedes Jones (Dayton, Ohio/Ponitz Career Technology Center) each finished with five points. Goodrich also had six rebounds, which is a new season-high.
The Terriers struggled from the field, finishing just 12-of-51 (23.5 percent) in shooting and 3-of-17 (17.6 percent) from beyond the arc.
The Ladies jumped out to a 7-5 lead after the first period of play and scored the four points of the second to open a 11-5 edge.
Hiram would respond with six straight points, to knot the score at 11-11 with 6:43 left in the second quarter.
Kenyon would answer with 10 of the final 13 points of the frame to take a 21-14 lead into the intermission.
The Ladies opened the second half on a 7-0 run to build a 28-14 lead with 6:54 remaining in the period.
Hiram would score the next six points to pull within 28-20, but Kenyon would score the final nine points of the frame to take a 37-20 lead.
The Terriers would pull to within eight points in the fourth quarter, but were unable to get any closer.
Kenyon finished the contest 19-of-58 (32.8 percent) from the field and went 5-of-20 (25.0 percent) in 3-pointers.
The Ladies outrebounded the Terriers 45-37.
Hiram will return to action on Wednesday when they travel to take on Wooster. Tip if set for 6 p.m.