Bulldogs Pull Ahead in Second Half for Road Win at Alma

Bulldogs Pull Ahead in Second Half for Road Win at Alma

ALMA, Mich. – The women's basketball team had a tough time shaking off a winless Alma College squad on Saturday, but pulled away in the second half for a 77-68 win over the Scots. Alma led 34-32 at halftime despite the Bulldogs holding as much as an eight-point lead in the half. Adrian was up 20-12 with 10:09 left before the Scots outscored the Bulldogs by 10 for the rest of the half. Alma shot 45.2 percent in the opening 20 minutes and were led by Kassidi Adams who went 8-of-10 from the floor with 17 points.

The Bulldogs figured out a way to limit the touches for Adams in the second half as she missed her only shot of the second half and made two free throws. The Bulldogs played aggressive ball and took it to the rim as evidenced by going to the foul line 33 times and converting on 23. The Scots attempted 24 free throws and made 15.

Seniors Lauren Rhoads and LaQwana Dockery led the team with 19 points. Dockery entered the game averaging 15.7 points on the road and shot 8-of-10 from the field in 33 minutes. Rhoads was averaging 7.9 points per game on the road and stepped up her scoring production. She has now scored in double figures in five of the last six games for Adrian. Rhoads made five field goals and nine free throws and also had three assists and four steals in 36 minutes. Freshman Brigitte Zavithsanos was also in double figures with 10 points off the bench in 18 minutes.

Alma led by as many as eight points early in the second half before Adrian regained the lead for good with 8:09 left. Rhoads had a three-point play followed by a pair of Amy Van Gessel free throws and finished the 7-0 run with a Rhoads layup. The Scots did not get within a single possession of tying the game after the run. The Bulldogs shot 46.2 percent for the game (24-of-52) from the field and recorded 12 steals.

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