Hiram College

The Hiram College women’s basketball team was defeated by Kenyon College, 62-50, tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 20) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Tomsich Arena in Gambier. [Game Box]

With the loss, the Terriers are now 5-18 overall and 3-12 in the NCAC. The Ladies improve to 19-6 overall and remain perfect in conference play at 16-0.

Hiram led by three points, 7-4, early in the first half on a three-pointer by sophomore guard Pamela Spencer (Massillon/Washington) with 13:28 to go in the period. Kenyon then rattled off nine straight points to take the lead, 13-7, at the 9:29 minute mark. The Ladies never trailed again in the game and recorded their largest lead of the half with a halftime score of 31-17.

In the second half, the Terriers outscored Kenyon, 33-31, and began the period with a 9-0 scoring run capped by jumper by sophomore forward Ashley Drum (Parma/Valley Forge) to cut the deficit to 31-28 with 14:54 to play in the game. But that would be as close as the Terriers would get as Kenyon increased its lead back to double figures midway through the half and tallied its largest lead of the game of 17 points, 58-41, at the 2:37 minute mark as part of a 7-0 run. Hiram narrowed the gap to 10 points, 60-50, with a pair of free-throws by freshman guard Jess Cowan (Hiram/Crestwood) with 17 seconds left, but Kenyon tallied the final bucket of the game winning by the final score of 62-50.

Kenyon had four players score in double figures led by Patty Hace with 12 points. Brittany Clair was second with 11 points followed by Eva George and Anne Dugan with 10 points each. Dugan also added a game-high 15 rebounds.

Hiram was led by Cowan’s game-high 14 points on four-of-eight (50.0 percent) shooting. Sophomore forward Alex Dellas (Willoughby/South) was the only other player to score in double digits with 10 points. She also grabbed a team-tying best seven boards.

Hiram will wrap-up the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 23 when it travels to Delaware, Ohio for a NCAC-contest against Ohio Wesleyan University. The game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.