Women's Basketball Falls at Alma, 64-51, to Conclude the Season

2018-19 Adrian College Bulldogs women's basketball team. (Photo by Patrick Stewart)
2018-19 Adrian College Bulldogs women's basketball team. (Photo by Patrick Stewart)

ALMA, Mich.--The Adrian College women's basketball team wrapped up the 2018-19 season at Alma College on Saturday, losing to the host Scots by a 64-51 score in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's basketball play.

THE BASICS
Final Score: Alma College 64, Adrian College 51 

Location: Art Smith Arena; Alma, Mich.

Records: Alma Scots 14-11 overall (9-7 MIAA); Adrian Bulldogs 9-16 overall (5-11 MIAA)

TOP 'DAWGS
= Senior Ashley Morris tied for the game high with 15 points, plus five rebounds and two steals.

= Sophomore Rachel Bucher added 12 points and a team-best seven rebounds.

= Freshman Addison Bergman (6 points) chipped in six rebounds and two blocked shots.

THE OPPOSITION
= Madeline Barnauskas led Alma with 15 points, a game-best nine rebounds and three assists.

= Madison Hill and Oretha Humphries also reached double-digit points with 12 apiece.

= Hill also dished a game-high six assists to go along with six rebounds and two steals.

HOW IT HAPPENED
= Alma outrebounded Adrian by a 50 to 34 count while leading for most of the afternoon.

= The Scots made six more three-point field goals (6-for-17 to 0-for-18) and five more free throws (10-for-16 to 5-for-8)

= The Bulldogs stayed in the game by scoring 15 points on 21 Alma turnovers.

= The first part of the opening quarter featured two ties and three lead changes. Adrian had its biggest lead of three points at 7-4 and 9-6 before Alma closed the final 3 minutes and 28 seconds on a 12-1 run to lead 18-10 after 10 minutes.

= Alma built a 22-12 advantage in the second quarter before Adrian made a nice run of its own of 8-0 to get within 22-20 with 2:06 to go in the first half. The Scots led 30-20 at the break.

= It was also Alma in the second half, holding as much as a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter and maintaining a double-digit advantage. The Bulldogs fought back to within 10.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= In addition to Morris, seniors Emily Somerville and Katie Crawford made their final appearance in a Bulldogs uniform. Somerville had six points, three assists and two rebounds while Crawford also scored six points and grabbed three rebounds.

= Morris finishes her career with 924 points and ranked in several top-20 all-time statistical categories at the school.....

= Sophomore Sha'Trice Graves (6 points, 5 rebounds) extended her Adrian school record with two blocks to 74 on the season. She has 104 for her career, which ranks second in school history behind Ann Terpstra (153 from 1996-2000). Today, she broke a second-place tie with Tricia Clark (102, 1993-97).

UP NEXT
= Adrian is scheduled to return three starters among 13 student-athletes for 2019-20. 

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