Feb.20-SPRINGFIELD, Ohio- The Hiram women's basketball team fell to Wittenberg 78-68 in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Tournament Quarterfinals, Tuesday night.
The Terriers, who entered the game seeded fifth in the conference, finished their season 11-15 overall and 7-9 in conference.
The Tigers led in the opening half with a strong offensive performance from Sydney Mayle who tallied 13 of the teams 20 points in the first quarter.
Wittenberg held Hiram to nine points in the second quarter, securing an 18 point lead at halftime (41-23).
Fresh out of the break the Terriers were able to swing the momentum outscoring the Tigers 21-19. Freshman Madison Branch led Hiram in the stanza with nine points, while senior Allison Vannoy added seven points.
Despite Hiram outscoring Wittenberg 24-18, and shooting over 90 percent from the free throw line, in the remaining quarter the Tigers still pulled out a 78-68 victory. Senior Jazmine Scott led the last frame scoring efforts and paced the Terriers overall knocking down 12 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter.
Vannoy was also a key contributor, tallying 16 points and four rebounds. Branch added 15 points and two steals.