|Senior Kyle Croxton drives the lane. She scored a career-high 25 in Wooster's first win of 2018.|
WOOSTER, Ohio – Senior Kyle Croxton scored a career-high 25 points to lead The College of Wooster women's basketball team to their first win, a 79-69 victory over Finlandia University in the 2018 Nan Nichols Classic on Saturday.
Croxton went 9-for-12 from the floor and 4-for-6 from the arch as the Scots shot 50 percent from the floor (29-for-58). The Scots also shot well from deep at 65 percent (11-for-17).
Harlee Froberg led the Lions with 22 points off the bench. Katie Lundeen added 21 points.
Finlandia's largest lead came at 24-20 with 6:41 remaining in the second quarter. Wooster then went on a 10-0 run to take the lead for good in a sequence that saw Croxton score eight points.
The Scots led 33-28 at halftime. Back-to-back 3-pointers from Orr and Croxton expanded that lead to 11 at 47-36 midway through the third quarter.
The lead got to as high as 13 at 62-49 with 6:21 remaining in the game.
Wooster scored 28 points off turnovers, 24 in the paint and 10 off of second chance opportunities. They were outrebounded 36-29 but collected 19 steals to Finlandia's 10.
Wooster improved to 1-1 in the early season, while Finlandia fell to 0-4 on the year.
To begin the Nan Nichols Classic, Carnegie Mellon University defeated Franklin College 74-60. On Sunday, Carnegie Mellon will face Finlandia at 1 p.m., and Wooster and Franklin will follow at 3 p.m.