Posted: Feb 01, 2019
Feb.1-SPRINGFIELD, Ohio- Despite a great first quarter showing, the Terrier women's basketball team ultimately fell, 77-61, Friday night against Wittenberg.
After the win tonight the Tigers improve to 13-8 overall and 7-5 in the North Coast Athletic Conference, while the Terriers are now 9-12 falling to 3-9 in conference play.
Sophomore Alainna Conroy led the Hiram group in scoring with a career-high 22 points.
Sophomore duo Tashauna Wright and Amanda Holzman served as offensive support, with Holzman scoring 11 points and Wright posting 10.
Senior Erica Johnson paced the team in rebounding, with 10 boards.
The Terriers started the first frame off strong tying the game twice, once off a three-pointer from Conroy (5-5) and then again inside the five minute mark off two shots from the free throw line from Wright (19-19).
In the remaining time, the Tigers used a 4-0 run by Riley Culver to close out the first quarter (23-19).
Wright opened up scoring in the second quarter with a layup, cutting the host lead to 23-21.
From there the second stanza would prove costly as the Terriers would be held to nine points.
The second quarter did not serve as a big offensive stanza for either side, but the Tigers maintained the offensive edge, leading 38-28 heading into halftime.
Fresh out the break, Holzman used a three-point play, one from the charity stripe and a layup to cut the host lead back down to single digits (40-31).
The Terriers looked to cut the deficit, but the Tiger's would once again lock down on the Terriers, holding Hiram to 33 points in the second half. DePauw held a 15-point edge in the third quarter, ballooning their largest lead to 19, before securing the 77-61 win.
Hiram will continue conference action Saturday, February 2 as they take on the Tigers of DePauw University. Tipoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.