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Women’s Basketball Falls Short in Matchup Against Westminster

Women’s Basketball Falls Short in Matchup Against Westminster

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – December 18, 2019- The Hiram College women's basketball team dropped a 62-48 decision against Westminster College, Wednesday evening.

The Terriers opened the game playing well on the offensive side of the ball. The first 10 minutes were played close with five lead changes.

Hiram took their largest lead of the game inside the last three minutes with a pair of shots from junior Tashauna Wright at the free-throw line (14-8).

From there the Titans used back-to-back threes and a basket to knot the score at 14-14 at the end of the first.

In the second quarter, the host would tie the score once again (16-16) before Wright hit a three to put the Terriers up 19-16. Wright paced the Terriers in the frame with five of the seven team points.

A layup from junior Amanda Holzman would give Hiram their last lead of the game (21-18) with 4:57 left in the quarter.

Westminster closed the second with an 11-0 run to secure a 29-21 advantage at the halftime break.

The host would maintain the scoring momentum in the remaining 20 minutes extending their lead to double-digits (31-21).

Hiram made one last scoring run making it a four-point game (33-29). Four different Terriers scored in the run including junior Alainna Conroy, Holzman, junior Madison Branch, and Wright with two points each.

In the remaining minutes, Hiram would once again find themselves outscored by the Titans, as Westminster held a 29-19 advantage in the final half to round out the scoring at 62-48.

Wright led the Hiram scorers with her third double-double of the season (17 points and 10 rebounds). Holzman finished with a season-high 12 points, five rebounds, and two steals. While Branch and Conroy each chipped in six points.

The Terriers finished the night with 38 rebounds, forcing 20 turnovers, and 14 steals.

Hiram will be back in action on Monday, Dec. 30, as they travel to Kent State for an exhibition game. The matchup with the Golden Flashes is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.