Alma Wins Fourth in a Row with Jordan's Red Hot Shooting

Alma Wins Fourth in a Row with Jordan's Red Hot Shooting

Anderson, Ind. – Sophomore forward Jessie Jordan (Mason, Mich. / Williamston) set a program-record eight three-pointers as the Alma College Women's Basketball team won its fourth in a row with a road victory over Anderson University (IN), 65-53, on Tuesday (Nov. 27). Jordan led all players with a career-high 29 points. The Scots now sit at 5-2 on the season, while Anderson drops to 3-2. 

What Happened 

  • The Scots started off the game strong, after forcing a turnover by the Ravens, senior forward Madeline Barnauskas (Livonia, Mich. / Dearborn Divine Child) knock down Alma's first of 12 three pointers, a new season-high. The Scots and Anderson would go back and forth the entire quarter. Jordan scored her first points of the game with a three in the final seconds of the period. 
  • Alma and the Ravens had an even second quarter, scoring 15 points each. Freshman guard Stasha Warchock (Marqutte, Mich. / Marquette) scored five of her eight points on the night in the second. Jordan hit two three pointers as the Scots held to a three-point lead at the break. 
  • The Scots started off slow in the third quarter, at one point the Ravens took their first lead since early in the first until junior guard Hannah Syme (Grand Rapids, Mich. / Forest Hills Eastern)  grabbed her own rebound and put it back in to make it, 37-36 Scots. 
  • In the final four minutes of the quarter, the stage belonged to Jordan as she hit 4 three-pointers during that span. She started off with a deep ball on the wing and then followed it up with one in the corner. The sophomore's third of the run made a one-point lead turn into an eight-point lead in the matter of two minutes. The forward made one more just before the buzzer for her seventh three of the night to tie the program record. 
  • Jordan carried the momentum into the final period, she drew a foul while shooting a three and hit all of her free throws to extend the lead to 12. Just over three minutes in, Jordan set the new program record to make it, 57-41 Scots. Alma would make some key stops and make some clutch free throws to seal the win. 

Notables 

  • Barnauskas was the Scots other player in double-figures with a season-high 15 points. 
  • Junior guard Madison Hill (Midland, Mich. / Bullock Creek), the conference's leader in minutes played, was on the court for 38 minutes tonight. The junior filled up the stat sheet with nine rebounds, six assists and four steals. 
  • Alma forced 26 turnovers and scored 24 points off of them. 
  • The previous record of seven three pointers was shared by Michelle VanDamme who did it in 1992 and Janell Tweitmeyer who hit the mark in both 2000 and 2001. 
  • This is the first time the Scots have won four in a row since January 2013. 

What He Said

"Unbelievable team win again. We really defended great the entire game and got a ton of contributions from a lot of different people in different ways. We found another way to win and finished the game off with getting stops once again." - Head Coach Ryan Clark. 

Up Next

Alma starts conference play with a home tilt against Trine University (IN) at 3 p.m. on Saturday (Dec. 1).