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Women's Basketball falls at Wittenberg 65-39

Women's Basketball falls at Wittenberg 65-39

By: Andrew Korba

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- The Hiram College women's basketball team fell at Wittenberg on Friday evening by a 65-39 score.

The Terriers see their record fall to 11-10 on the season and 5-7 in NCAC play, while the Tigers improve to 6-12, 5-6.

Sophomore Kaylee Shockley (Uniontown, Ohio/Lake) paced Hiram with a team-high 13 points. She also added three steals.

Sophomore Mercedes Jones (Dayton, Ohio/Ponitz Career Technology Center) added eight points and sophomore Allison Vannoy (Mantua, Ohio/Crestwood) scored six points.

Wittenberg was able to take control of the game early, scoring the first five points and building a 15-6 lead after one period of play.

The Tigers would open up as large of a lead as 14 points in the second quarter, but Hiram was able to trim the deficit to 29-20 at the break.

In the third, Shockley would convert a layup to pull Hiram within 33-27.

But it was all Wittenberg from there, as the Tigers closed the third stanza on a 16-3 to put the game out of reach.

The Terriers struggled from the field, going 15-of-55 (27.3 percent), including 3-of-25 (12.0 percent) in 3-pointers. Wittenberg shot 27-of-53 (50.9 percent) from the field and converted 45.5 percent (5-of-11) of their 3-point attempts.

The Tigers dominated the glass, outrebounding the Terriers 46-23. Hiram was able to force Wittenberg into 24 turnovers in the contest.

The Terriers will have a quick turnaround and will play at DePauw (Ind.) on Saturday at 3 p.m.