Women's Basketball Throttles Illinois Tech on the Road in First Ever Meeting, 81-27

Women's Basketball Throttles Illinois Tech on the Road in First Ever Meeting, 81-27

CHICAGO--The Adrian College women's basketball team put on a fastbreak clinic on Saturday during an 81-27 non-conference rout of host Illinois Tech in the first-ever meeting between the programs.

THE BASICS
Final Score: Adrian 81, Illinois Tech 27

Location: Chicago, Ill. ; Keating Sports Center

Records: Adrian Bulldogs 8-7 overall ; Illinois Tech Hawks 0-12

TOP 'DAWGS
= Sophomore Ashley Morris connected for a career-high 19 points on 8-for-12 field goal shooting to lead all scorers. Her 22-minute afternoon also included four rebounds, three steals, two assists and a blocked shot.

= Freshman Sadia Johnson added 18 points, six rebounds and a personal-record seven assists--also a game high.

= Classmate Starnisha Harris (5 points) had a team-leading 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals.

= Senior Brigitte Zavithsanos chipped in three steals.

THE OPPOSITION
= Erin Efimoff led with six points.

= Venika Jarvis pulled down a game-best 11 rebounds and swiped four of the team's seven steals.

HOW IT HAPPENED
= The Bulldogs shot a blistering 83.3 percent from the floor (10-12 FG, 3-5 3FG) to take a commanding 26-6 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

= Adrian generated 19 steals that attributed to 25 Illinois Tech turnovers, resulting in 26 points off turnovers. The Bulldogs also outscored the Hawks in the paint, 46-12.

= Adrian had 26 fastbreak points while never trailing in the contest.

= The Bulldogs also dominated the glass by a 58 to 36 margin, including 24-15 on the offensive end that led to an Adrian 18-5 advantage on second-chance points.

= For the game, the Adrian defense held the Hawks to a 15.4 percent (8-52) field goal percentage and did not allow a made three-pointer.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
The Bulldogs are 7-0 when scoring 80 points or more in a game this season.

= The 27 points are the lowest for an Adrian opponent since the Bulldogs won 94-27 at Kalamazoo on Jan. 24, 1981.

= The 54 point margin of victory is Adrian's largest since a 98-40 blowout of Kalamazoo on the road Jan. 26, 1982.

= The Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) is a NCAA Division III Provisional which currently has full national affiliation with the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.

UP NEXT
= Adrian returns to Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play for the rest of the season, hosting Alma on Wednesday (7:30 p.m., Video Live stats) to begin a three-game homestand at the Merillat Sport & Fitness Center.

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