Posted: Nov 25, 2018
Nov.25- MARIETTA, Ohio-Sophomore Tashauna Wright posted a career high 26-points to help the Hiram women's basketball team cement their first road victory of the season against Frostburg State, Sunday afternoon.
After a career weekend, Wright was named to the tournament team at the 34th annual Jim Meagle Turkey Shoot at Marietta College. She averaged 19 points per game in the two matchups.
In the victory over Frostburg State, the Terriers shot 87 percent from the free throw line, outrebounded the Bobcats 27-25, and forced 19 turnovers.
The Terriers were off to a quick start, with senior Erica Johnson knocking down a basket in the first minute of play.
The following minutes were filled with back-to-back runs from Hiram and Frostburg State.
The Terriers were unable to maintain their early scoring momentum going into the second quarter down by six (27-21).
In the next stanza, Hiram went to work, turning a 10-point, second-guessed, deficit to an eight-point halftime advantage (50-42).
From there the Terriers never trailed again stretching their lead to as much as 16, twice.
Both game highs were tallied at the free throw line. The first came from Wright with 1:34 to go in the third quarter (65-49), and the second from Johnson in the final quarter (71-55).
Four different Hiram players scored in double-digits on the evening led by Wright's career best.
The sophomore pair of Madison Branch and Alainna Conroy each scored 14 points, while Johnson added 10 points and five rebounds.
Hiram was efficient from the field all evening, shooting over .500 from both the field and the three-point line. It marked the first game the Terriers shot at least 50% this season.
The Terriers are set to hit the road again on Wednesday, November 9 in a 7 pm matchup against Thiel.