Wenzs Career-High 33 Points Keys Scots to 74-57 NCAC Win
Behind a career-high 33-point performance from junior guard Kym
Wenz, The College of Wooster women's basketball team opened
up its North Coast Athletic Conference campaign Wednesday night
with a 74-57 victory over the Oberlin College Yeowomen. The 33
points by Wenz is tied for the fourth-most in a single game in
Oberlin jumped out to a quick 4-0 advantage before the Scots (2-2, 1-0 NCAC) answered back with a 13-3 run of their own, pulling ahead by an early 13-7 margin with 12:39 left in the opening stanza. The Yeowomen battled back and cut the Wooster lead to two (13-11) with just over a minute later, but the Scots opened the lead back to six at 19-13 with 9:05 left on back-to-back three-point field goals by Wenz. The visitors maintained that bulge the remainder of the opening half, and held a 29-24 lead into the intermission.
The Scots came out of the locker room on fire out of the halftime break, reeling off a 16-5 spurt over the opening 3:55 and possessed a 45-29 advantage. Wooster witnessed its lead balloon to as many as 26 at 71-45 with 3:25 left capped off by a pair of free throws by Colleen Goodwillie.
In addition to Wenz, who also added a team-high five steals, the Scots were led by Kaitlin Krister's 13-point, team-high six-rebound performance to go along with a team- and career-best four assists.
Also of note, Wenz's six three-point field goals against the Yeowomen ties her for the second-most in a single game in the history of the program, while the 11 made by the team is the second-best mark in school history.
Oberlin (0-6, 0-1 NCAC) was led by January Baker's 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Kira Rivera chipped in nine markers. Additionally, Alyssa Clark finished with seven points and a team-high 11 caroms.
The Scots will return home and host Case Western Reserve University (4-1) on Saturday, for a 5 p.m. tip-off inside Timken Gymnasium.