NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Visiting Adrian College got balanced scoring with four student-athletes in double digits as the Bulldogs eased past Saint Mary's, 59-43, in a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's basketball game on Wednesday evening.
Final Score: Adrian Bulldogs 59, Saint Mary's Belles 43
Location: Angela Athletic Facility at Saint Mary's College
Records: Adrian College (10-11, 7-6 MIAA) ; Saint Mary's College (1-22, 1-13 MIAA)
HOW IT HAPPENED
= Adrian had four double-digit scorers in senior Antoinea McElroy and junior Marissa Cotton with game-high honors of 14 points apiece, followed by junior Paige Machnacki and freshman Ashley Morris (6 rebounds) with 10 each.
= The Bulldogs held the Belles to just 27.1 percent from the field (16-59) and controlled the glass, 51 rebounds to 42.
= After Maddie Kohler's jumper to pull SMC within 32-25 at the 4:53 mark of the third quarter, Adrian used a 27-18 run the rest of the way to seal the win. Adrian led by double digits during the entire fourth quarter, including a 23-point lead (58-35) on a fastbreak lay-in by Machnacki.
= Adrian led 15-8 after 10 minutes and 32-23 at the intermission.
= The Bulldogs' bench outscored SMC by a 43-4 margin.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= Junior Emilee Davidson (6 points) came off the bench to set an Adrian single-game record with seven blocked shots (old mark of six by Jasmine Byers vs. Alma College, Jan. 25, 2012) and haul in 10 rebounds, the most she's had in a gold and black uniform. The seven blocks tie a MIAA high this winter.
= Adrian swept the season series from Saint Mary's for the third time in a row.
= The 43 points allowed by the Bulldogs are an opponent season-low.
= The 12 turnovers tied for the fewest by Adrian this season.
= Krista Knapke was the only Belles scorer in double digits with 13 points, connecting on 6 of her 16 field goal attempts. She added a team-best 10 rebounds to complete a double-double.
= Kelsey Ronan contributed team highs of 12 rebounds and three assists while scoring seven points.
= The Bulldogs return home to the Merillat Sport & Fitness Center on Saturday for Senior Day and #Play4Kay Pink game.
= Nationally-ranked Calvin will be the opponent in another key game for Adrian, which is in the hunt for a MIAA tournament berth. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m.