Nov 25, 2017
Nov.25-WAYNESBURG, Pa.- The Hiram women's basketball team dropped a 77-66 decision to Waynesburg on Saturday afternoon.
The Terriers were got off to a slow start in the opening half, as the visitors saw themselves outscored 16-5 in the frame. The Hiram points came on a pair of free throws from Allison Vannoy, and a three-point basket by senior Jazmine Scott.
Scott kept the momentum going, opening the second quarter with a basket to close the gap to 16-7. Freshman Amanda Holzman picked up her first points of the game with a layup from a pass from Bri Burgos to bring the score to 16-9. However, a 14-4 run by the Yellow Jackets pushed the Waynesburg lead to 30-13 with 3:21 remaining in the half. The Terriers would then found themselves down 21 at the break.
Hiram tried to swing the momentum back in their favor in the opening five minutes of the second half, using a 15-7 run to cut the Yellow Jacket lead to 45-34. Burgos started chipping away at the deficit early with a pair of baskets in the first three minutes.
Following a basket by Waynesburg, Hiram rattled off a six-point run with Vannoy producing her seventh point of the night and Holzman and Spehn each tallying a layup (43-31).
Erica Johnson added five points in the third, including an "old-fashioned" three-point play the cut the Waynesburg lead to 11 (48-37).
Over the final 1:35, the Terriers finished the quarter strong, using an 8-2 run to cut the deficit to seven. Alainna Conroy tallied three of her team-high 13 points with a triple that trimmed the game to 10. Tayler Hall then contributed a basket before Scott knocked down a three to bring Hiram within striking distance at the quarter's end.
Hiram posted a game high of 28 points as a team, cutting the initial 21 point deficit down to seven.
The Terriers would get as close as six points (66-60) on a pair of free throws by Conroy in the closing quarter. Amanda Holzman would add six points from the charity stripe in the quarter, but the Yellow Jackets did just enough in the frame to cement the 77-66 victory.
Four players finished in double figures for Hiram, including 13 points from both Conroy and Scott. Vannoy tallied 12, while Holzman posted 10.
The Terriers will be back on the road as they take on Westminster on Monday, November 27 at 7 pm.