The Hiram College women’s basketball team was defeated by Ohio Wesleyan University, 82-62, in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Price Gymnasium.
Ohio Wesleyan (12-8, 7-4 NCAC) scored the first five points of the game, but Hiram (5-14, 1-9 NCAC) would come back to take a one-point lead, 9-8, thanks to a 7-0 scoring run that ended in one-of-two free-throws by sophomore forward Christy Griffin (Middfield/Cardinal) at the 14:11 minute mark. The Battling Bishops answered with an ensuing 7-0 run of their own to regain control and never trailed in the game again. OWU went on to lead by as many as 11 points in the half, 26-15, with 6:50 left to play. Hiram ended the period outscoring OWU, 11-6, to cut the deficit to 32-26 at the intermission.
Hiram made it a one-possession game, 34-32, in the early minutes of the second half, but a 14-3 OWU run gave the Bishops a 48-35 advantage with 14:21 to go. OWU went on to lead by as many as 27 points on two occasions, including a 81-54 margin with 2:59 remaining en route to posting the 82-62 final score.
OWU shot 49.2 percent from the field (31-of-63) and had four players score in double figures. The Bishops were led by Julia Grimsley with a game-high 16 points. Taylor Dickson was second with 13 points and Emily Julius added 12 points. Rounding out the high scorers was Tamra Londot with 10 points.
Hiram shot 34.9 percent (22-of-63) for the game and was led by senior guard Danielle Day who scored 15 points on six-of-15 shooting (40.0 percent) and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds for the double-double. Junior guard Kelsey Koskinen (Madison) was the only other Terrier in double figures with 12 points.
The Terriers will host Kenyon College on Tuesday, Feb. 4 in a NCAC game at Price Gym. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.