Barnauskas, King Score New Career-Highs in Tight Loss

Barnauskas, King Score New Career-Highs in Tight Loss

Alma, Mich. - The Alma College women's basketball team lost another tight game on Wednesday (Nov. 29) evening, this time to Adrian, by a score of 75-70.

Madeline Barnauskas (Livonia, Mich. / Dearborn Divine Child) scored a game- and career-high 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting and 7-of-8 from the free-throw line. Chloee King (Standish, Mich. / Standish-Sterling Central) also scored a career-high 19 points, making four of her three-point attempts.

Alma is now 0-4 on the season and 0-2 in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Adrian is 2-2 and 1-0.

What Happened

  • The first quarter was tightly contested. The biggest lead of the quarter was seven by Adrian. Down 15-10, Alma scored seven of the next 10 points to close the deficit to one at the end of the frame. King tallied nine points in the first ten minutes going 3-of-4 from deep.
  • The second quarter was back-and-forth. Adrian scored nine straight points to take a 27-21 lead, but the Scots closed the half on an 11-3 run to take a 32-30 lead at the break. Barnauskas tallied seven points in the frame while Charley Hengesbach (Saginaw, Mich. / Nouvel Catholic Central) scored six, making all three of her shots from the field.
  • The third quarter was the highest scoring one for either team; Alma scored 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting and 7-of-9 from the line. Adrian scored 24 points on 8-of-16 shooting. Barnauskas scored eight points in five minutes in the quarter and King scored seven going 4-of-5 from the stripe. Alma went on a 13-0 run over a three-minute span to go from down 38-44 to up 51-44. Adrian closed the gap slightly, but Alma took a 58-54 lead into the fourth quarter.
  • Alma had a seven-point lead at 6:31 after King made three free throws. Following that, the Bulldogs went on a 14-0 run to take a seven-point lead of their own. The Scots brought the deficit down to three after free throws by Barnauskas and Ashtyn Maniez (St. Louis, Mich. / St. Louis), but allowed a layup on the next possession and never got any closer.

Notables

  • King set a new career-high in points for the second time this season, the first being at Wooster on Nov. 18. She also set a career-high in free throws made with seven and tied her season-high in assists with three
  • Madison Hill (Midland, Mich. / Bullock Creek) set a new career-high with six rebounds.
  • Barnauskas' free throw total of seven is a new career-high.
  • Hengesbach pulled down a game- and career-high nine rebounds.

Up Next

Alma stays at home for its next game. It will host No. 6 Trine University on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3:00 p.m.

Contact: Zach Russo, Assistant Sports Information Director