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Women’s Basketball Drops Conference Tilt at Oberlin

Women’s Basketball Drops Conference Tilt at Oberlin
Feb.9-OBERLIN, Ohio- The Hiram College women's basketball team dropped a 78-60 decision to Oberlin College on Saturday afternoon. 
The victory pushed the Yeowomen to 14-9 overall and 9-5 in the North Coast Athletic Conference while the Terriers fell to 9-15 and 3-12 in the NCAC.  
In the game, Hiram found themselves holding the initial scoring momentum opening the game with a 7-4 run. Alainna Conroy led the scoring drilling a three in the first minute of play.   
Oberlin would use an 18-4 swing to take the lead. The Yeowomen's Alexandra Stipano would dominate the run with 11 of the 18 points from the host. 
From there the Terriers struggled through the first half, scoring 11 points in the first quarter and single digits in the second quarter. The Yeowomen forced 8 Hiram miscues, leading to a 6-4 advantage in points off turnovers. 
Hiram would pull to as close as 12 (66-54) in the fourth quarter on a three-pointer from Conroy. The sophomore guard finished the matchup with 12 points and two assists. 
Oberlin finished off the game, outscoring the Terriers 24-20 in the fourth stanza to round out the scoring. The Yeowomen shot over 40 percent from the field outrebounding Hiram 51-35 for the game. 
Hiram was led by Tashauna Wright. She has been a consistent scorer for the Terriers, posting double figures in 22 of the 23 games, while averaging a conference-high 16.8 points per game. 
Sophomore Madison Branch and senior Erica Johnson each tallied 10 points. Johnson also added a team-high 11 boards to collect her second double-double of the season.   
Hiram will be back in action on Wednesday, February 13, as the Terriers host the Gators of Allegheny. The matchup, which will also serve as senior day, is slated for a 6 p.m. tip.
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