Alma, Mich. - The Alma College women's basketball team defeated Illinois Tech 77-48 on Saturday afternoon to snap a four-game losing streak. The Scots are now 3-20 overall and remain 1-13 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play, while Illinois Tech falls to 1-20.
Emily Eldridge (Battle Creek, Mich. / Battle Creek Lakeview) posted her third double-double of the season with a team-high 18 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Jessie Jordan (Mason, Mich. / Williamston) posted new career-high of 15 points and five made three-pointers. She also had a career-best seven rebounds. Madison Hill (Midland, Mich. / Bullock Creek) set a new career-high in assists with 12.
Illinois Tech's Erin Efimoff scored a game-high 23 points. She was the only Scarlet Hawk to post double-figures.
How It Happened
- Alma led for the majority of the game. It led 16-11 after one quarter with Eldridge, Charley Hengesbach (Saginaw, Mich. / Nouvel Catholic Central) and Jeny Brandt (Escanaba, Mich. / Escanaba) leading the way with 14 combined.
- Illinois Tech outscored Alma 18-15 in the second quarter, but it would be the only quarter it would do so. The Scarlet Hawks took a brief one-point lead at 25-24 at the 4:39 mark, but it was reclaimed by Alma on the next possession on a three by Jordan. The Scots took a two-point lead into the break.
- Jordan continued her hot shooting the begin the second half. She sank two three-pointers to give the Scots a five-point lead. She and Eldridge would combine to score the next nine points as Alma extended its lead to 46-32. It was a small part of a 22-4 run for the Scots.
- Alma scored a game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter, led by Chloee King (Standish, Mich. / Standish-Sterling Central) with seven points. The Scots took its biggest lead of the game of 30 points at 1:59.
- Eldridge's double-double is her team-leading third of the year. Jeny Brandt has two and Emily Long has one.
- Hill's 12 assists put her at 138 for her career. She now holds the tenth-best single-season assist total with 96 in her sophomore year.
- Twelve assists also ties her with Ann Sheedy for second on the program's single-game record. Sheedy tallied 12 assists three times and is the program's all-time record holder in assists.
Alma plays its final home game of the season on Wednesday, Feb. 14 against Saint Mary's. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Zach Russo, Assistant Sports Information Director