Thomas More routs Theil as Sydney Moss sets single-season scoring mark
GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Sophomore guard/forward Sydney Moss set the Thomas More single-season scoring record and led the fourth-ranked Saints to a 108-52 win against Thiel College on Saturday in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) game at Beeghly Gymnasium.
With the win, the Saints remained undefeated at 23-0 overall and 16-0 in the PAC. The win clinched the Saints at least a share of their ninth consecutive PAC regular-season. With the loss, the Tomcats fall to 4-19 overall and 3-13 in the PAC.
With a basket at the 14:46 mark of the second half, Moss scored her 21st point of the game and 612th point of the season to set the Thomas More single-season scoring record. The previous record 611 points was set by Kim Prewitt during the 1993-94 season.
Jenny Burgoyne recorded her third double-double of the season with 24 points and 10 rebounds and just missed a triple-double as she finished the game with nine steals.
Moss led all scorers with 26 points. Joining her and Burgoyne in double-figure scoring was sophomore forward Alexa Santamaria with 10 points. Devin Beasley led the team in assists with 13.
No. 1 DePauw 80, Kenyon 47
GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- Top-ranked DePauw unveiled its 2013 NCAA championship banner and recognized the five seniors prior to tipoff so it was only fitting that the three starting seniors all scored in double figures and led the Tigers to an 80-47 North Coast Athletic Conference win against Kenyon.
With the win, DePauw improved to 24-0 overall and 15-0 in NCAC play, while Kenyon dropped to 13-9 overall and 8-6 in conference play. The Tigers extended their win streak to 58 in a row and their regular season string to 77.
Alex Gasaway matched a season high with 20 points and added a game-high eight rebounds. Ali Ross added 11 and Stephens followed with 10. Trees dished out a career-best six assists with no turnovers in the win. Sidney Cera led Kenyon with 10 points and five steals.
DePauw's five seniors (Gasaway, Ross, Stephens, Erin McGinnis and Ann Sarkisian) improved to 110-6 with the win. The 110 wins are second by a Division III senior class this year and the .948 winning percentage is the best in the nation.
No. 2 Whitman 80, Linfield 53
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Second-ranked and Northwest Conference-leading Whitman followed up its triumph against seventh-ranked George Fox on Friday night by clinching a tie for the league title Saturday night on George Ball Court at Sherwood Center. Sarah Anderegg scored 20 points and Meghan White added 14 to lead the Missionaries to an 80-53 Senior Night victory against Linfield.
The Missionaries advanced to 14-0 in the NWC and 23-0 overall after registering their sixth home-and-home sweep against a conference opponent this season. The visiting Wildcats slipped to 3-10 in league and 7-15 overall.
No. 3 Hope 90, Trine 40
HOLLAND, Mich. -- A DeVos Fieldhouse shooting record fell as Hope clinched an outright Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship by defeating Trine 90-40 on Saturday.
Hope's 11th outright MIAA title and 14th league championship overall came in front of a DeVos Fieldhouse crowd of 1,346. Ten of the outright titles and 12 of the overall championships have come since the 1999-2000 season.
The nationally-ranked Flying Dutch set a DeVos Fieldhouse mark with 13 3-pointers made while improving to 23-0 overall and 15-0 in MIAA play.
Freshman forward Mandy Traversa scored a career-high 17 points to lead Hope. She sank a career-high five 3-pointers in eight attempts.
Traversa matched the Hope record for 3-pointers made by a single Flying Dutch player at DeVos Fieldhouse. She equaled Bria Ebels (2006), Jordyn Boles (2007) and Liz Ellis (2012).
The Flying Dutch made 13 3-pointers as a team at a 54.2 percent clip (13 of 18). Hope broke the team record for 3-pointers at DeVos Fieldhouse of 12 that was set against Trine (then Tri-State) during an 81-52 win on Feb. 26, 2008.
It was Hope's second-highest number of 3-pointers this season, trailing 15 at Kalamazoo on Feb. 5.
Sophomore Maura McAfee of Midland posted her 11th double of the season with 10 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
No. 5 Tufts 92, No. 21 Bowdoin 55
MEDFORD, Mass. -- Tufts made nine three-pointers and scored 54 points in the first half for a dominating performance that led to a 92-55 win against Bowdoin in the NESCAC finale Saturday afternoon at Cousens Gym. Tufts (23-1) finishes its first perfect NESCAC season at 10-0.
The Jumbos shot 69.2 percent overall (18 of 26) and on threes (9 of 13) in a red-hot first half that gave them a 54-32 lead at intermission. Liz Moynihan, one of three seniors honored before the game, had 17 points at the half on 5-for-6 shooting overall and 3-for-4 on 3s. Junior Hannah Foley was 3-for-3 from beyond the arch in the first half and scored 11 points.
Moynihan finished with 20 points and five assists to lead No. 5 Tufts. Hayley Kanner had 15 points, five rebounds and three blocks. Michela North with 14 and Foley with 13 were among the five Jumbos who scored in double digits. The 92 points scored by Tufts were the most by the team since a 95-35 win against Mount Ida on Nov. 22, 2008.
Bowdoin, which dropped to 20-4 overall and 7-3 in NESCAC, was led by 11 points by Shannon Brady. Sara Binkhorst finished with 10 points and three assists for the No. 21 Polar Bears. Kirsten Prue had seven points and four assists, while Megan Phelps added seven points and four rebounds.
Whitworth 72, No. 7 George Fox 68
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Key free throws and tough defense led Whitworth to a 72-68 upset of the seventh-ranked George Fox Bruins in Northwest Conference action in Whitworth Fieldhouse on Saturday evening.
Whitworth improves to 18-5 on the season, with a 12-2 NWC mark that lifts them to second place in the conference standings. George Fox falls to 19-3 overall, and the Bruins' 10-3 NWC record slips them into third in the standings.
Whitworth shot 72.2 percent (26 of 36) from the free-throw line and made six of their 15 3-pointers. Whitworth converted 22 George Fox turnovers into 17 points, and the Pirates had seven team steals.
Kayla Johnson scored 13 of her 19 points in the second half to lead the Pirates. KC McConnell added 13 points and Kendra Lahue chipped in 11 points. Johnson had a team-high six rebounds. Lexie Zappone dished out four assists and Kendra Knutsen had a team-high three steals.
Justine Benner was the only Bruin to score in double figures with a game-high 23 points. Jordyn Peacock led George Fox with 10 rebounds. Hayley Cusick dished out three assists and Dacia Heckendorf had two steals for the Bruins.
No. 8 FDU-Florham 87, DeSales 57
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Sixth-ranked FDU-Florham improved to 23-0 on the season, defeating DeSales 87-57 on Saturday at Billera Hall.
Sophomore forward Shalette Brown paved the way for FDU-Florham (23-0,12-0 Freedom) with a game-high 16 points, eight rebounds and four steals, while point guard Jalessa Lewis added 15 points and handed out eight assists in the win.
The Devils are responsible for two of the Bulldogs (18-5, 8-4 Freedom) five losses this season and with the win snap DeSales five-game winning streak.
DeSales senior guard Alexiah Grant led the Bulldogs with 16 points, while Morgan McCollian chipped in with 12 points and five rebounds in defeat.
In total, four Devils tallied double-digit scoring efforts with Kyra Dayon posting 12 points and six rebounds and Leigh-Ann Lively adding 11 points to join Brown and Lewis. FDU-Florham won the game but lost the turnover battle for the first time this season by committing 20 turnovers to DeSales 18 in the contest. On the afternoon, the Devils shot 52.9 percent from the floor and held a 39-23 advantage on the glass.
Illinois Wesleyan 69, No. 9 Carthage 57
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- After honoring seniors Lexi Baltes, Colleen McMahon, Taylor Reaber, Katy Seibring, and Shelby Jackson, Illinois Wesleyan snapped No. 9 Carthage's 13-game win streak and handed the Lady Reds their first College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin loss 69-57 on Saturday night at the Shirk Center.
The Titans improve to 16-7 and 10-2 in the league, while Carthage stands at 20-3 and 11-1 in the league.
IWU and the Lady Reds remained tight offensively the entire first half, but a 27 percent field goal percentage from IWU helped Carthage hold on to the 32-26 lead going into the halftime break.
Carthage controlled a bulk of the second half, but with 6:59 on the clock in the second half, the Titans tied up the game 49-49 followed quickly by a three-pointer by Baltes to steal the lead 52-49, spurring a momentum shift and 13-4 run within five minutes to seal IWU's fate.
Salisbury 79, No. 10 York (Pa.) 69
SALISBURY, Md. -- Salisbury came out victorious on senior day, handing York (Pa.) its second loss of the season in a 79-69 upset of the No. 10 Spartans on Saturday at Maggs Physical Activities Center.
Junior guard Sarah Seipp put together another solid day for the Sea Gulls, leading the team with 24 points and six steals, while adding six rebounds, and junior guard Anna Hackett added 18 points and led the team with seven assists.
Junior forward Becca Himes also reached double figures with 10 points in the game, while Kathy Albornoz led the team with 11 rebounds.