Women’s Basketball Dropped by Wittenberg

Women’s Basketball Dropped by Wittenberg

Dec. 2 - SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - The Hiram College women's basketball team wrapped up a stretch of seven-consecutive games away from Price Gymnasium, falling to Wittenberg University, 78-66, on Saturday afternoon. 

Despite getting career highs from three separate Terriers, Hiram shot just 34%, and struggled from long range in the 12-point defeat. 

Junior forward Bri Burgos led the Terrier effort, pouring in a career-high 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting. In addition, freshman Alainna Conroy tallied a career-best 16, while fellow first-year athlete, Tashauna Wright, scored a career high 10 off the Terrier bench. 

Conroy and Burgos helped lead the Hiram effort, early, scoring 13 of the team's 15 points as the Terriers ran out to a 15-9 advantage over the first six minutes. 

Conroy totaled nine points in the opening 10 minutes, knocking down a three to extend the advantage to 18-12 with 3:45 to play in the frame. 

Wittenberg responded in the quarter, outscoring the Terriers 9-2 over the final three minutes to take a 21-20 lead into the second. 

With the game tied 26-26 on a basket by Wright in the second stanza, Wittenberg put together one of their largest runs of the game. The Tigers outscored Hiram 15-4 to push the lead to 11 with 2:54 remaining in the half. 

The lead would swell to as many as 15 in the third quarter, and the Terriers could get no closer than eight before falling by the 12-point difference. 

Along with her point total, Conroy added eight rebounds to the cause. Burgos chipped in with six boards while junior Erica Johnson added 13. Overall, Hiram outrebounded Wittenberg 45-38. 

Other scoring leads for the Terriers included nine from senior Jazmine Scott and seven from Allison Vannoy

After a seven-game road stretch, the Terriers will return home on Wednesday December 6 against The College of Wooster. The matchup with the Fighting Scots is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.