Nov. 17 - WASHINGTON, Pa. - The Hiram College women's basketball team dropped an 82-48 decision to Washington & Jefferson College on Friday evening.
The Terriers opened the game playing well on the offensive side of the ball. Hiram produced the second-highest scoring total in a quarter by the program thus far in the season, posting 17 points in the frame.
Hiram held the lead, twice, in the opening 10 minutes. The first lead came at 7-6 on a layup by Erica Johnson. Following a pair of W&J baskets, freshman Madison Branch gave the Terriers back the lead, 11-10, on an old-fashioned three-point play with 5:39 remaining in the frame.
The host Presidents would respond, outscoring the Terriers 13-6 over the remaining five minutes of the quarter, taking a 23-17 advantage into the second.
The second quarter did not go as planned for Hiram, as the visitors were held to just six points, and outscored 16-6. Thanks to the ten-point quarter advantage, W&J held a 16-point lead at the break (39-23).
The Terriers held the Presidents to just five made field goals in the second quarter, but were outshot 11-0 at the charity stripe. W&J converted six of the free throws to help aide in the quarters' point differential.
In the second half, the Terriers once again found themselves outscored by the Presidents, as W&J held a 43-25 advantage in the final half to round out the scoring at 82-48.
The bright spot for the Terriers came in the form of senior Jazmine Scott, who scored eight of her 11 points in the fourth quarter. The senior guard led the Terrier reserves, converting on 4-of-9 shooting from the field.
For the game, Hiram was held to just 32% shooting, and hit 1-of-18 from beyond the three-point arc.
Vannoy led the Terrier scoring attack with 14, while Scott trailed with 11. Branch added six points, while Johnson finished with five points and six rebounds.
Hiram will be back in action on Saturday, as they compete in the consolation game of the Spring Hill Suites Tip-off Tournament against Dickinson College. The tilt is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.