Kenyon Pulls Away from Wooster in Second Half
WOOSTER, Ohio – Kenyon College held The College of Wooster to a season-low .216 field-goal percentage en route to a 72-41 victory Saturday evening in a North Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball match-up at Timken Gymnasium.
Trailing 28-11 with 5:41 remaining in the first half, Sarah Abboud earned a trip to the free throw line and sunk both attempts to kick start a 9-0 scoring run. Jessica Wingen scored the game's next five points on a pair of jumpers and a free throw, and Maura Hall converted two of her eight first half foul shots to pull Wooster (3-17, 2-10 NCAC) within 28-20.
Kenyon (15-7, 8-5 NCAC) ended its scoring draught with a 3-pointer, but moments later, Ashley Lindemann came up with a steal and spun around her defender for a difficult lay-up that cut the deficit to nine (31-22). After another Kenyon turnover, Karley Walker drained a deep jumper to make it a seven-point game (31-24), however, Maggie Boelter drove to the basket and beat the halftime buzzer to give the Ladies a 33-24 lead at the break.
The second half was not as competitive, as Kenyon outscored the Scots 39-17. On the night, Wooster made just 11-of-51 shots from the field, and was held without a 3-pointer (0-for-11) for the third consecutive game.
Statistically, Hall had a career-high 10 rebounds as part of her first-career double-double (14 points). She did most of her damage offensively from the free throw line, where she was 12-for-18.
Also noteworthy was Wingen's eight points, 10 boards, and four blocks, which came in just 18 minutes of play due to foul trouble.
Kenyon was led by the NCAC's leading scorer, Maureen Hirt, who recorded 20 tallies and five rebounds, while Kayla Ernst added 12 points.
The Scots will play their next two games on the road, starting with a visit to Ohio Wesleyan University Wednesday at 6 p.m.