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Women’s Hoops Claim Their First Win of the Season Against Red Devils

Women’s Hoops Claim Their First Win of the Season Against Red Devils
Nov. 18 – WASHINGTON, Pa.– The Hiram College women's basketball team closed out day two of the Spring Hill Suites Tip-off Tournament with an 81-70 victory over Dickinson on Saturday afternoon. 

This victory not only marked the first win of the season for the team but also the first-career win for Alex Dellas as a head coach.   
The Hiram offense looked to senior leadership to achieve their win over the Red Devils. 

Seniors Allison Vannoy and Jazmine Scott both scored a career highs. Vannoy was named to the All-Tournament team after leading the Terriers with 24 points, seven steals, and three rebounds. Scott scored 18 of the 29 points from the bench, while also tallying four rebounds and an assist. 
The freshmen group of Madison BranchAlainna Conroy, and Amanda Holzman also performed well, combining for 23 points. 

The Terriers took the lead out of the gate with Branch putting Hiram on the board in the first minute of play. Scoring early allowed Hiram to hold the lead for majority of the quarter, until the Red Devils were able to tie it up 18-18 with only 40 seconds left in the first. With ten seconds remaining on the clock Dickinson took the lead bringing the score to 21-18 going into the second.   

Conroy opened up the second quarter with a layup to help the Terriers cut the deficit to 21-20 off an assist from junior Bri Burgos. Scott came back a little over a minute later to help pull Hiram ahead 22-21 with 8:17 on the clock, and seized a last-minute basket to solidify a 41-34 lead. Hiram was able to hold the Red Devils to 13 points in the frame, while capturing a season high 41 points in the first half. 
The third quarter is where Hiram slowly pulled away from Dickinson, shooting 75 percent from the free throw line, and posting 20 points as a team. Scott and Conroy scored a combined 10 points off the bench. The Terriers were a point shy of a double-digit lead heading into the final quarter (61-52).
In the first minute of the fourth, the Terriers pushed their advantage to the largest of the game as Scott connected on back-to-back buckets, including a three-pointer, to push the Hiram lead to 62-58. 
From that point, the lead never dwindled bellow eight points as Hiram held for the 81-70 victory.  
The Hiram offense had the most efficient night of the season.
Through the first three games, the Terriers had posted five single-digit scoring quarters. Today, however, the offense came alive, scoring at least 18 points in each of the four frames. 
As a team, Hiram shot over 51% from the field, led by Vannoy's 10-17 performance. 
Hiram will hit the court again on Tuesday, Nov. 21 as they enter conference play against Oberlin. The Terriers will tipoff against the Yeowomen at 7:30 p.m. 
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