Sixth-ranked Thomas More puts up big numbers vs. Westminster
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Sophomore guard/forward Sydney Moss and junior forward Jenny Burgoyne combined for 54 pointson Wednesday to lead sixth-ranked Thomas More to a 116-49 win against Westminster College in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) game at Buzz Ridl Gymnasium.
With the win, the Saints remain undefeated at 14-0 overall and 7-0 in the PAC. The 116 points scored is a school record for points in a game. With the loss, the Titans fall to 7-7 overall and 4-3 in the PAC.
For the game, the Saints shot 50.6 percent from the field (42-of-83), including 56 percent from behind the three-point arc (14-of-25) and forced 32 turnovers.
Moss led all scorers with 33 points and Burgoyne finished the game with 24 points. Two other Saints reached double-figure scoring as senior guard Katie Kitchen and sophomore guard Olivia Huber each finished with 11 points. Burgoyne led the team on the boards with nine rebounds, while Moss added eight. Senior guard Devin Beasley set the Thomas More single-game record for assists with 13. Huber led the team in steals with six.
No. 1 DePauw 59, Wittenburg 38
GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- DePauw's defense came up big again as the top-ranked Tigers limited visiting Wittenberg to just 26.5 percent shooting on the way to a 59-38 North Coast Athletic Conference victory.
The Tigers improved to 15-0 overall and 6-0 in the NCAC, while Wittenberg dropped to 8-6 overall and 3-3 in the NCAC. DePauw extended its overall win streak to 49 consecutive and its regular season string to 68.
Wittenberg came out strong with Taylore Bundy hitting a three just 14 seconds into the contest and Katelyn Haralamos adding a bucket to give the guests a 5-0 lead in the opening minute.
DePauw scored the next nine and never trailed again. Wittenberg was within one at 11-10, but the Tigers got hot with Emma Ondik completing a three-point play and Hannah Douglas knocking down a trey to make it 17-10. Savannah Trees capped the 13-0 run with a three-pointer and jumper to extend the hosts' lead to 24-10 with 5:06 left in the half.
Douglas nailed a three-pointer at the horn to send DePauw to the intermission with a 33-12 lead. The host Tigers held Wittenberg to just 19 percent shooting in the half while connecting on 54.5 percent themselves. Additionally, DePauw held Wittenberg to just two free throws over the last 12:39.
DePauw led by as many as 30 in the second half before Wittenberg scored the game's final nine points.
No. 2 Hope 74, Kalamazoo 55
HOLLAND, Mich. -- Second-ranked Hope defeated Kalamazoo 74-55 on Wednesday to remain unbeaten on the season.
The Flying Dutch overcame shooting a season-low 30 percent from the field to improve to 16-0 overall and 7-0 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play.
Hope knocked Kalamazoo (8-6, 4-2 MIAA) out of a second-place tie in the MIAA.
Freshman point guard Angelique Gaddy led Hope with 14 points, including a perfect 12 of 12 effort from the foul line.
Senior guard Megan Kelley contributed her first double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Seven of her rebounds were part of the Flying Dutch's 23 offensive rebounds and 52 total rebounds.
Senior guard Brittany Berry added 12 points for Hope.