Dec 05, 2018
Dec.5- GRANVILLE, Ohio – The Hiram women's basketball team suffered a 71-50 defeat at the hands of Denison University on Wednesday evening.
The Terriers posted six, first-quarter points with two from junior Paris Thompson and four points from sophomore Tashauna Wright. The Big Red took the early scoring advantage taking a 17-6 lead after the first frame.
Despite the host maintaining the initial second-quarter scoring momentum, Hiram dominated the last four minutes tallying 10 points. The offensive effort included shots from freshman Cici Bright, senior Erica Johnson, and back-to-back threes
from freshman Josie Earnhardt.
The Terriers found it hard to find their offensive rhythm shooting just 32 percent, and trailing 36-18 after the first half.
Hiram shot well out of the break, chipping away at the first half deficit with Wright securing 10 of her 15 points of the evening.
Hiram's defense held Denison to just 16 points in the frame the lowest of the game, but the Big Red maintained the lead (52-42).
With 9:14 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Big Red watched their double-digit advantage fall to just eight off a basket from sophomore Amanda Holzman.
Denison outscored the Terriers 19-8 over the remaining minutes of action to solidify their first conference victory of the season.
Wright paced Hiram with 15 points, seven rebounds, and two steals. Sophomore Madison Branch added 10 points, while Earnhardt chipped in eight.
Hiram will return home on Saturday, December 8 in a 1:00 pm matchup against conference foe Ohio Wesleyan.