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.
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.