The Hiram College women’s basketball team was defeated by Kenyon College, 91-61, in a North Coast Athletic Conference game in Gambier.
Kenyon (5-2, 1-0 NCAC) shot 62.1 percent (18-of-29) in the first half and held Hiram (1-6, 0-2 NCAC) to just 27.6 percent (eight-of-29) shooting. The Terriers opened the game with a jumper by sophomore forward Christy Griffin (Middlefield/Cardinal) to grab the early lead, but the Ladies then outscored Hiram, 11-4, to take an 11-6 lead at the 16:12 minute mark. Kenyon continued to pull away the rest of the period and posted its largest lead of the half of 27 points just before the end of the period en route to having a 54-30 advantage at halftime.
Kenyon continued the impressive offensive performance in the second half by beginning the final period with a 12-2 scoring run to make the score 66-32 with 16:52 left to play. The Ladies maintained their sizeable lead throughout the remainder of the game and cruised to the 91-61 final.
Kenyon ended up shooting 50.8 percent (30-of-59) from the field, including an impressive 48.0 percent (12-of-25) from three-point range. The Ladies were led in scoring by Maureen Hirt with a game-high 22 points. Two other players scored in double digits with Sidney Ciera and Miranda Diesz both scoring 13 points.
Hiram shot 32.3 percent (20-of-62) overall for the game and was led by freshman Brianne Goodrich(Chesterland/West Geauga) with 18 points on eight-of-12 shooting (66.7 percent). Senior Danielle Day(Newbury) was the only other Terrier in double figures with 11 points. In addition, Griffin grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.
Hiram will look to end its six-game losing streak when it hosts Bethany (W.Va.) College in a non-conference game at Price Gymnasium on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.