Flu-Ridden Women's Basketball Wraps Up Fall Semester with 80-65 Loss at Defiance

Sophomore Alivia Kondrath scored six points Saturday in her second start of the season at Defiance College. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)
Sophomore Alivia Kondrath scored six points Saturday in her second start of the season at Defiance College. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)

DEFIANCE, Ohio--Shannon Garvey scored 14 points and Angelina Goosby added 13, but the Adrian College women's basketball team couldn't offset a deep Defiance bench in an 80-65 non-conference loss to the Yellow Jackets on Saturday afternoon.

THE BASICS
Final Score: Defiance College 80, Adrian College 65

Location: Weaner Athletics Center; Defiance, Ohio

Records: Defiance Yellow Jackets 3-8 overall; Adrian Bulldogs 4-7 overall

TOP 'DAWGS
= Goosby connected on 5 for 7 from the field en route to establishing a career-high points total. She also led the Bulldogs with five rebounds.

= Senior Starnisha Harris dished a season-high six assists, grabbed four rebounds and scored nine points off the bench.

= Sophomore Aly Kubik recorded eight points, four rebounds and two blocked shots.

= Freshman Sha'Trice Graves pulled down four rebounds in four minutes of playing time.

THE OPPOSITION
= Lauren Rogers netted a game-high 20 points on 8 for 12 from the field, including four 3-pointers in five attempts. She also had four rebounds.

= Mekai White produced 13 points on four treys and a free throw.

= Whitney Schalk completed a double-double with 11 points and a game-best 12 assists.

HOW IT HAPPENED
= Defiance outscored Adrian's bench 30 to 17 and made 13 of 25 three-point field goals for 52.0 percent while holding the Bulldogs to no treys (five attempts).

= Adrian tried to stay in the contest by attacking the rim, which generated 31 trips to the free throw line where the Bulldogs converted 21.

= Both teams shot the ball fairly well as Adrian was a season-high 45.8 percent (22-48) while Defiance was slightly better at 49.2 (30-61).

= The visitors led 3-0 before DC ended the first quarter on a 16-6 run. Consecutive buckets by Sam Ervin and Rogers put the Yellow Jackets ahead to stay, going up 4-3.

= After Defiance took a 36-19 lead at halftime, Adrian was able to cut the deficit to single digits on a couple occasions in the third quarter.

= But in the final stanza, the 'Jackets were able to pull away with a comfortable lead.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= Defiance now leads the all-time series 14-12, snapping the Bulldogs' streak of five victories in as many meetings.

= The Bulldogs have dropped four in a row.

= The Yellow Jackets compete in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

= Garvey is third in conference scoring at 15.6 points per game.

UP NEXT
= Adrian resumes Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association action on Wednesday at Calvin College, tipping off at 7:30 p.m.

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