Posted: Jan 24, 2018
Jan.24-WOOSTER, Ohio- The Hiram College women's basketball team claimed an 80-61 victory over Wooster, Wednesday evening.
Hiram outrebounded Wooster 52-45, forced 26 turnovers, and shot over 80% from the free throw line to claim their fifth conference victory of the season.
Hiram had four players score in double digits, with junior Erica Johnson securing her fourth double-double of the season against the Fighting Scots with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Junior Bri Burgos offensively led the Hiram group with 13 points and five rebounds.
The reserves played an integral part of the Hiram offense tonight posting 46 of the 80 points. Freshman Alainna Conroy tallied 12 points, and sophomore Briana Kirk posted a career-high 10.
Senior Allison Vannoy opened the game firing a shot beyond the arc. From there, Wooster and Hiram were neck and neck for the remaining first-quarter minutes. The Terriers finished the first quarter leading by only one (18-17).
In the second quarter, the Hiram reserves led the pack with 17 of the Terriers' 21 points. Kirk knocked down eight of her 10 points, and Conroy and Wright contributed a collective nine.
Hiram held Wooster to just seven points in the frame, holding the Fighting Scots to just three made field goals, while opening a 15-point, halftime advantage.
The Terriers continued to dominate out of halftime, outscoring Wooster 27-17 in the third quarter. Hiram's starters got in on the scoring action as Burgos and Johnson combined for 14 points.
Hiram would grow their lead to as many as 26 (63-37) on a pair of free throws by He'Quia Horner.
The visitors dominated the middle two quarters, outscoring Wooster 47-24 while shooting just over 43%.
Despite being outscored 20-15 in the final frame, the Terriers would easily cruise to the 19-point victory.
Showing a balanced scoring attack, seven different Terriers tallied at least seven points, while the Hiram bench outscored the Wooster reserves, 46-31.
The Terriers will be back on the road Saturday, January 27 to take on Allegheny. The matchup with the Gators is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. start.