The Hiram College women’s basketball team was defeated by Kenyon College, 66-43, tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 30) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Price Gymnasium. [Box Score]
With the loss, the Terriers dropped their fifth straight game and are now 3-13 overall and 1-7 in the NCAC. Kenyon improves to 13-6 overall and remains perfect in conference play at 10-0.
Kenyon got the offense going early outscoring Hiram, 15-4, in the first 4:47 of the game. The Ladies led by as many as 19 points on two occassions in the first half with the last one being a 36-17 advantage with 3:23 remaining before the intermission. Hiram tallied the final points of the period with a pair of free-throws by sophomore guard Brittany Palmer (Girard)as the Terriers trailed 36-19 at the break.
In the second half, Kenyon continued the scoring with a 17-2 run to begin the period spanning 7:33 giving the Ladies a commanding 53-23 lead at the 12:27 minute mark. Kenyon increased its lead to as many as 34 points, 57-23, with 10:32 to play. Hiram outscored Kenyon, 20-6, over the course of the next 8:13 seconds to get to within 20 points, 63-43, thanks to a three-pointer by sophomore guard Pamela Spencer (Massillon/Washington) with 2:19 to go. But that would be as close as the Terriers would get as Kenyon went on to the 66-43 victory.
Kenyon had two players score in double figures led by Anne Dugan with 12 points. Hilary Gowins added 11 points.
Hiram had one player score in double digits in freshman guard Ally Cook (Ravenna/Crestwood) with 10 points on three-of-seven shooting (42.9 percent). She also shot three-of-six (50.0 percent) from behind the arc and grabbed four rebounds.
Hiram will look to end its current losing skid on Saturday, Feb. 2 when it travels to Granville for a NCAC game against Denison University at 1 p.m.