Wooster, Ohio - The Alma College women's basketball team opened its season on Saturday (Nov. 18) afternoon with a 73-68 loss to the College of Wooster.
Madeline Barnuaskas (Livonia, Mich. / Dearborn Divine Child) tied for the game-lead of 18 points while Chloee King (Standish, Mich. / Standish-Sterling Central) added 17 on 6-of-12 shooting from the field and 4-of-9 from three-point range.
Jeny Brandt (Escanaba, Mich. / Escanaba) and Emily Long (Dayton, Ohio / Arch Bishop Alter) led Alma on the boards. Brandt pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds while Long had the second-most on either team with nine. Both players also had four offensive rebounds, each. The Scots won the rebounding battle 48 to 36. Brandt also tallied six blocks in the contest.
Kyle Croxton scored 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting for Wooster off the bench. Anna Gibbs was close behind with 12 points. The Fighting Scots are now 2-0 on the year.
- Alma scored the first nine points of the game and ended the first quarter up 18-16. Barnauskas scored 10 of her 18 points in the quarter.
- The Scots trailed 32-31 at the break after a back-and-forth second frame. Brandt had five rebounds and three blocks in the quarter.
- Wooster took control of the game in the third quarter thanks to a 21-5 over a six-minute span. The Fighting Scots only went 5-of-15 from the field in the quarter, but four of those makes were three-pointers and they added nine made free throws out of 12.
- Alma scored 26 points in the fourth quarter, the most in any quarter by either team, led by King with nine. The senior guard made all of her three-point attempts in the quarter. The Scots got within nine points with 2:06 left in the game after a jumper by Barnauskas. It was part of a 15-5 run that Alma closed the game on, but it only got the team to within five by the final buzzer.
- Both Barnauskas and King set new career-highs in points in the game. Barnauskas's six field goals is also a new career-high while her two made threes ties her career-high. King's four three-pointers is a career-high, as well.
- Brandt's block total is one shy of the program's single-game high of seven, which is shared by Kelsey Wolffis and Kathryn Bigelow.
Alma continues the Nan Nichols Classic on Sunday, Nov. 19 against Hanover at 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Zach Russo, Assistant Sports Information Director