ADRIAN, Mich. – The women's basketball team played their first MIAA home game Saturday afternoon against Saint Mary's College. The Belles earned the halftime lead before the Bulldogs battled back to force overtime. Adrian controlled the overtime period to earn the 74-65 victory to advance their record to 5-6 overall with a 1-2 mark in the MIAA.
The first half was a hard fought 20 minutes as the teams traded the lead eight times and played to a tied score five times. The Belles were able to carry a 32-30 lead into the break by tallying the final two points of the half with 12 seconds left on the clock.
The Belles would not surrender this lead until there was just 3:43 left in the game as Jorden York hit a three point shot to tie the game at 55-55. The Belles would fight to extend their lead back to three points again with 11 seconds remaining before York hit the game-tying three point shot with just three seconds left on the clock as Adrian forced overtime.
The overtime period was controlled by the Bulldogs as they would score 12 points while allowing just three on their way to a 74-65 victory.
York totaled 14 points including 11 points in the second half. Brigitte Zavithsanos recorded 15 points. Antoinea McElroy totaled 20 points while Amber McCullough notched a double-double on 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Adrian will see action again on January 7 when they travel to take on Calvin College.