The Alma College women's basketball team traveled to Depauw (IN) to participate in the Amy Hasbrook Memorial Tournament on Sunday evening. The Scots fell to the host Tigers 70-40 in the opening round of the two-day event.
With the loss, Alma drops to 0-11 on the year while No. 1 Depauw improves to 9-0 overall en route to collecting its 43rd-straight victory.
Depauw started the game on an 8-0 run before a triple by Jr. G Mallory Pruett (Ishpeming/Ishpeming) brought the Scots within five at 8-3 with just under 17 minutes to go in the half.
Jr. G Cora Essenmacher (Royal Oak/Royal Oak) knocked down a three at 9:45 to keep Alma within seven at 15-8 - that would be as close as the Scots would get as the Tigers ended the half on a 26-10 run to take the 41-18 advantage into the locker room.
Depauw started the second half on an 8-2 run to extend the lead to 49-20 at 16:27. The Tigers maintained the lead for the remainder of the half and took the 70-40 victory on their home court.
The Scots struggled shooting the ball on Sunday, connecting on just 14-of-51 shots from the field and hitting just three of 17 triples. Alma finished with 33 rebounds while committing 20 turnovers.
Pruett led the Scots with 14 points on 5-of-13 shooting while adding three rebounds in a team-high 37 minutes played. Fr. F Erica Hansen (Mt. Pleasant/Sacred Heart) recorded a double-double off the bench with 11 points and 10 rebounds on Sunday.
Alison Stephens paced Depauw with 12 points and 14 rebounds while Savannah Trees added a team-high 13 points in the victory.
Alma returns to action tomorrow for day two of the Amy Hasbrook Memorial Tournament when they take on Hanover College (IN) beginning at 4:00 p.m. (EST). The Panthers are 3-6 on the season.