OLIVET, Mich.--Sophomore transfer Emily Somerville scored a game-high 20 points to lead five Bulldogs in double digits as the Adrian women's basketball team defeated host Olivet, 75-59, in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association action on Wednesday.
Final Score: Adrian College 75, Olivet College 59
Location: Cutler Athletic Center; Olivet, Mich.
Records: Adrian Bulldogs 6-10 overall, 3-5 MIAA; Olivet Comets 5-12 overall, 1-7 MIAA
= Somerville made seven of 11 field goals, including 5-for-6 from three-point range. She also had four rebounds and three assists.
= Freshman Rachel Bucher scored a career-best 15 points on 6-for-7 field goal shooting off the bench. She added four rebounds.
= Freshman Sha'Trice Graves registered her second-straight double-double with 10 points and game-leading 11 rebounds in just 17 minutes off the bench. She also swatted four shots.
= Junior Ashley Morris tied for the game lead with five assists to go along with five rebounds and eight points.
= Sydnee Dennis went 6-for-11 from the arc to score a team-high 18 points.
= Bridget Garter netted 13 points, five rebounds and five assists.
= Fayth Talbert chipped in 12 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots.
HOW IT HAPPENED
= Adrian shot 47.4 percent from the field (27-57) while holding the Comets to just 20-68 (29.4), and had a 48 to 39 rebounding advantage.
= The Bulldogs dominated the paint (33-20) and bench points (25-3).
= The contest featured five ties and eight lead changes through the first 27 minutes.
= But Adrian took control late in the third quarter after Grace White (8 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists) made a layup for Olivet's last lead at 43-41 with 3 minutes and 31 seconds to go. The Bulldogs responded with a 14-0 run behind a barrage of 3balls to take a 55-43 cushion into the fourth. Bucher swished a trey from the left wing with 1 second remaining among seven points during the run, Somerville found long range and Morris drained a three-pointer.
= Olivet managed to get within five points, 62-57 on a Grace Clark (5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists) three-point shot, but the Bulldogs had another answer to end the final 5 minutes on a 13-2 run to clinch the victory.
= Adrian led at the end of each quarter: 21-17, 32-30 and 55-43.
= The Comets' biggest lead occurred at the 3:42 mark of the opening quarter as Shawnee Dame (3 points, 3 rebounds) made two free throws.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= Adrian has won back-to-back contests, averaging 79.5 points which is well above its 60.8 pace on the season.
= The Bulldogs have won three-straight in the series and now lead the Comets 70-28 all-time. Adrian is 31-14 in Olivet.
= Graves has amassed 28 rebounds in her last two appearances, including a career-best 17 vs Illinois Tech Saturday for the third-best mark in a game in AC history.
= Adrian is 3-2 on the road this season.
= Adrian set a program record tonight for three-point field goal percentage at 61.1 percent, making 11 of 18 from the arc. The previous mark was .556 (10-18) accomplished two times and most recently on Jan. 24, 2015 against Hope College.
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