The Hiram College women’s basketball was defeated by No. 1 nationally-ranked DePauw (Ind.) University, 74-50, in a North Coast Athletic Conference game in Greencastle, Ind.
The game remained close between the two teams in the first 10 minutes of the first half with both teams trading leads. Hiram (5-17, 1-12 NCAC) led by a basket, 11-9, following a three-pointer by freshman guard Dana Perrotta (New Castle, Pa./New Castle) with 14:30 left in the period. DePauw (22-0, 13-0 NCAC) came back to tie the game and moved ahead as part of a mini 5-0 scoring run and never trailed in the game again. The Terriers fought back to even the game at 20-20 at the 8:21 minute mark, but an ensuing 12-0 run by the Tigers gave DePauw control of the game with a score of 32-20 with 2:47 to go in the half. DePauw would go on to lead by as many as 19 points with the halftime score of 43-24.
In the second half, DePauw maintained its sizeable lead and posted its largest margin of 27 points, 74-47, with just over a minute-and-a-half left in the game. The Tigers would go on to claim the 74-50 victory.
DePauw shot 47.3 percent (26-of-55) from the field, including 59.1 percent (13-of-22) from three-point range. The Tigers were led in scoring by Hannah Douglas with 16 points. Alex Gasaway was second with 15 points and the duo of Emma Ondik and Lauren Abendroth both added 12 points.
Hiram shot 41.5 percent (17-of-41) for the game as was paced by senior guard Danielle Day(Newbury) with a game-tying high 16 points on five-of-11 shooting (45.5 percent). She also grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds. Freshman guard Kayla Yost (Sandusky/Perkins) was the only other Terrier in double digits with 11 points.
Hiram will return home to host The College of Wooster on Wednesday, Feb. 12 in a NCAC matchup at Price Gymnasium. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.