Alma, Mich. - The Alma College women's basketball team dropped a 75-46 decision to No. 6 Trine University on Saturday (Dec. 2) afternoon at Art Smith Arena. The Thunder (7-0 overall, 2-0 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) extended their perfect record, while the Scots (0-5, 0-3 MIAA) are still in search of their first victory of the season.
Brandi Dawson led the Thunder with a game-high 19 points, while Hayley Martin scored 16 and led all players with nine rebounds.
How It Happened
- Trine led by a 20-13 margin after the first 10 minutes. The Thunder scored the game's first seven points before Hengesbach began to find the basket for Alma, scoring on back-to-back layups underneath the basket and then scoring again to pull Alma back within four points at 10-6. Trine responded with an 8-0 run to go up by 12 points, but the Scots ended the quarter with a 7-2 run to cut the lead to seven at the first break.
- In the second quarter, the teams played even, trading baskets before the Thunder opened up an 11-point lead with 3:56 to play. The Scots responded with a 6-0 run to pull within five points off of a shot by Jeny Brandt (Escanaba, Mich./Escanaba) and back-to-back scores by Emily Long. Trine halted the streak at the buzzer, hitting a three-pointer to go into the locker room with a 32-24 advantage.
- The Thunder gained a little distance in the third quarter thanks to an 11-0 run which put the Thunder up by 17 points with 2:34 to play. The Scots fought back to pull within 13 points, outscoring Trine by an 8-4 margin the rest of the quarter.
- The Scots scored the first two baskets of the fourth quarter to pull within 11 points, but Trine came back with a 10-2 run to build a 19-point advantage with just under five minutes left in the game. The Thunder pulled away from that point on, outscoring the Scots 14-4.
- Alma shot just four three-pointers in the game, connecting on two of them. Both figures are the fewest for Alma this season.
- Chloee King (Standish, Mich./Standish-Sterling Central) tallied a season-best six assists, two off her career-high. Madison Hill (Midland, Mich./Bullock Creek) also had six assists, tying her career-high.
- Emily Long's 10 points marked the first time in her career she has scored in double-digits.
- Alma outscored the Thunder 32-28 in points in the paint.
- Trine outrebounded the Scots 35-25.
The Scots end their four-game homestand on Saturday, Dec. 9, hosting Aquinas College for a non-conference game. The contest is set to tip-off at 1 p.m.
Contact: Zach Russo, Assistant Sports Information Director