Bluffton, Ohio - The Alma College women's basketball team dropped the second game of the Bluffton Holiday Tournament on Saturday afternoon to the University of Mount Union, 78-54. The Scots drop to 1-10 overall; Mount Union improves to 5-6.
Chloee King (Standish, Mich. / Standish-Sterling Central) led the Scots in scoring with 12 points, followed by Charley Hengesbach (Saginaw, Mich. / Nouvel Catholic Central) with 10 points on 5-of-7 from the field and Jessie Jordan (Mason, Mich. / Williamston) who scored a career-high nine points off the bench. King, Jordan, and Madison Hill (Midland, Mich. / Bullock Creek) led the team with six rebounds apiece while Hill also tied for the game-lead with a career-high seven assists.
Mount Union shot 44-percent from the field and 48.5-percent from three-point range (16-of-33). The Raiders' three-pointers made and three-point percentage are both season-highs for the team. Rachel Tinkey led all scorers with 18 points, including five makes from deep. Casey Morrissette added 15 points on 4-of-5 from behind the arc.
How It Happened
- Mount Union shot 10-of-15 overall and 7-of-9 from deep in the opening frame while Alma struggled from the field. This allowed the Raiders to take a commanding 22 point lead.
- The Scots hung tough in the second quarter, shooting 6-of-16 from the floor, led by King with six points on two three-pointers. Alma went on a 10-3 run over a 2:14 span in the middle of the quarter. The Raiders returned the favor by closing the half with a 12-3 run to take a 25 point lead into the break.
- Alma came storming out in the third quarter, outscoring the Raiders 22-11 to cut the deficit to 14 at 58-44. The Scots shot 8-of-16 while Mount Union shot 5-of-20. Seven different Scots scored in the quarter, led by Hengesbach with six on 3-of-4 shooting and three boards and Ashtyn Maniez (St. Louis, Mich. / St. Louis) with five points.
- Alma got cold in the fourth quarter, shooting just 4-of-12 from the field. It cut the lead to 10 after making its first two shots of the quarter but was unable to get within single digits. Jordan made half of the team's field goals in seven minutes played. The Raiders pulled away at the 6:53 mark, making five of their eight shots from deep.
- The Scots committed 11 turnovers in the contest, the fewest in any game this season.
- Mount Union registered an assist on all of its 28 made field goals.
- Jessie Jordan set new career-highs in points, three-pointers made, free throws made, rebounds, blocks and minutes.
- Haley Trickey (Millington, Mich. / Millington) scored a career-high four points in five minutes.
Alma returns to Art Smith Arena for a game against Kalamazoo on Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 7:30 p.m. It is the Scots' first home game since Dec. 9 and first conference game since Dec. 16 when it lost to Saint Mary's by one.
Contact: Zach Russo, Assistant Sports Information Director