The 2013-14 Alma College women's basketball team's season came to a disappointing end on Saturday afternoon with a 70-54 loss at Adrian College. The Scots had a six point lead at halftime but the hometown Bulldogs caught up and pulled away in the final 20 minutes.
With the loss, the Scots end the season with an overall mark of 0-25 and 0-16 in the MIAA, while Adrian finished the regular season with a 13-11 record and 9-7 in the league.
Alma jumped out to the early six point lead after Fr. F Erica Hansen (Mt. Pleasant/Sacred Heart) sank a free throw at the 14-minute mark to put the Scots up 10-4. Adrian would cut the deficit to a single point with just under 10 minutes to go in the half before a lay up by Jr. F Morgan Henry (Wayland/Wayland Union) stretched the Alma lead to three at 16-13.
The Scots were able to keep the Bulldogs at bay for the remainder of the half, closing out on a 4-0 run to take the 34-28 lead into the locker rooms.
Adrian began the second half strong, taking the 38-36 lead with just under 17 minutes remaining. Despite the home teams best effort, Alma would not go down easily as Hansen drained a jumper at 11:36 to keep the Scots close at 43-42.
Following an Alma timeout, the Bulldogs sank a triple to extend their lead to double digits, 54-43, with just over nine minutes remaining. A jumper by Jr. G Cora Essenmacher (Royal Oak/Royal Oak) brought the Scots within eight, 60-52, at 6:36 but Alma would be unable to cut the deficit any further as it took the 70-54 defeat on the road.
So. F Raeanna Zink (Birch Run/Frankenmuth) was the only Scot in double-figures, finishing the game with 14 points on four-of-six shooting while adding seven boards. So. G Kassidi Adams (Montrose/Montrose) added nine points in 15 minutes and Hansen chipped in five points and five rebounds off the bench.
Three Bulldogs finished in double-figures on Saturday, led by an 11 point and nine rebound performance by Amy Van Gessel.