Women's Basketball Opens Season with a Win

Women's Basketball Opens Season with a Win

By Hunter Chovanec, Sports Information Student Assistant

Alma, Mich. - The Alma College women's basketball won their opening game of the season at Art Smith Arena on Saturday (Nov. 9) over the Oberlin College Yeowomen 60-44. The victory gave Sami Stormont her first collegiate win as a head coach. Stormont was the program's top assistant for two seasons before being hired to be the head coach last May. 

Leading the Scots was senior Hannah Thelen (Pewamo, Mich. / Pewamo-Westphalia) with 11 points in 39 minutes. Thelen also chipped in six assists to lead the Scots in that category. Junior Jeny Brandt (Escanaba, Mich. / Escanaba) grabbed nine rebounds while also scoring 12 points in 22 minutes of action. Fellow junior Emily Long (Dayton, Ohio / Arch Bishop Alter) also had a solid game for Alma, scoring 11 points and adding eight rebounds to the stat sheet. Junior Charley Hengesbach (Saginaw, Mich. / Nouvel Catholic Central) had two blocks on the defensive end for Alma while sophomore Stasha Warchock (Marquette, Mich. / Marquette) had two steals.

Leading the Yeowomen was Jasmine Sorrells with 11 points and 13 rebounds. The Scots used a 10-0 run in the third quarter to pull away and secure the victory. 

Alma has a day off before its next game. They will travel to Bluffton University on Monday (Nov. 11). Tip off is set for 7:00 p.m.