Posted: Jan 20, 2019
Jan.20-WOOSTER, Ohio- The Hiram College women's basketball team claimed a 91-85 victory over Wooster, Sunday evening.
The Terriers shot over 50 percent from the field, outrebounding the Fighting Scots 42-28, and forcing 14 turnovers.
The Fighting Scots were the first to get on the board using a 4-0 run to take an early scoring advantage.
Sophomore Madison Branch made a basket to knot the score at 7-7 before pulling the Terriers ahead for the first time with a made shot from the charity stripe (8-7).
From there, Wooster used a 14-12 swing to take control of the first quarter with a score of 23-20.
The Terriers opened the second quarter with three unanswered baskets, reclaiming the lead (26-23). The scoring charge was led by the sophomore pair of Tashauna Wright with four points and Alainna Conroy with two.
With Hiram holding an early three-point advantage, the Terriers went on their biggest run of the first half, outscoring Wooster 19-12 to open their first double-digit lead of the game (45-35) with less than a minute remaining in the frame.
At the half, Hiram led 47-38 holding the Fighting Scots to just 15 points in the second quarter.
Fresh out the break, Wooster outscored the Terriers 26-21 cutting the Hiram to lead to one (65-64) inside the two-minute mark.
Despite the slight scoring advantage, freshman Josie Earnhardt knocked down a three to stretch the Hiram lead to four heading into the last quarter (68-64).
The Terriers continued to dominate in the final frame, holding a 23-21 edge over Wooster securing the 91-85 victory.
Showing a balanced scoring attack, four different Terriers scored in double figures. Wright led the Hiram scoring with 21 points, seven rebounds, and six assists. Branch added 17 points and a rebound. From the reserves, Earnhardt totaled 16 of the 29 bench points. Conroy tied her season-high with 14 points and six rebounds.
Hiram will return home Wednesday, January 23 to take on Denison at 8:00 p.m. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be hosting a blackout. Fans attending Wednesday night's doubleheader in Price Gymnasium are encouraged to wear black as a symbol of unity on Hiram's campus.