The Hiram College women’s basketball team was defeated by Wittenberg University, 93-54, in a North Coast Athletic Conference game in Springfield.
Hiram (5-16, 1-11 NCAC) led, 6-5, in the first four minutes of the first half, but Wittenberg (11-8, 6-5 NCAC) took control with a series of scoring runs and never looked back. The Tigers recorded their first double-digit lead at the 10:15 minute mark and led by as many as 15 points with a halftime score of 39-24.
In the second half, Wittenberg continued to pull away and posted its largest lead of the game of 85-43 with just over four minutes to go. The Tigers would go on to cruise to a 93-54 victory.
Wittenberg shot 58.5 percent (31-of-53) from the floor and had three players score in double figures. Amber Rice led all scorers with a game-high 28 points. Heather Schroeder was second with 18 points and Katelyn Haralamos added 11 points.
Hiram shot 34.0 percent (17-of-50) for the game and was led in scoring by freshman guard Kayla Yost(Sandusky/Perkins) with 12 points on four-of-seven shooting (57.1 percent). Senior guard Danielle Day (Newbury) and freshman forward Brianne Goodrich (Chesterland/West Geauga) rounded out the high scorers with 10 points each. In addition, Day also grabbed 10 rebounds.
Hiram will travel to Greencastle, Ind. for a NCAC game against No. 1 nationally-ranked DePauw (Ind.) University tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 8). The game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.