Fourth Quarter Shooting Woes Hurt Scots in 61-49 Loss to Ladies

Aubri McKoy gets an arm up in Wednesday's game. She led Wooster with nine rebounds.

WOOSTER, Ohio – The College of Wooster women's basketball team shot 1-of-12 from the court in the fourth quarter as a one-point deficit expanded to a 61-49 loss to Kenyon College on Wednesday.

Prior to the fourth, Wooster had led for 15 minutes in the game and had led by as many as six early in the third quarter. Kenyon season leading scorer Paige Matijasich, who went scoreless in the first half, came alive with 14 second half points to lead the Ladies down the stretch.

Kenyon improved to 14-7 overall and 8-5 in the North Coast Athletic Conference after taking the second meeting this season against the Scots. Wooster drops to 5-15 overall and 1-10 in the conference.

Anna Gibbs led Wooster with 16 points and added seven rebounds. Akwia Tilton was two points shy of tying her career-high and finished with 12.

Aubri McKoy led Wooster with nine rebounds. Maria Janasko added nine points and seven rebounds, and the Scots outrebounded the Ladies 45-40.

Ellie Schaub led Kenyon with 18 points, and Grace Connery scored 13 off the bench. They scored 23 of the team's 25 first half points as Wooster held Matijasich scoreless for the first 20 minutes.

Wooster led 27-25 at halftime and brought the lead to six in the third after back-to-back three pointers from Tilton. Kenyon retook the lead at 38-36 when Schaub hit a 3-pointer with 5:29 left in the quarter. Gibbs scored with seven seconds remaining as Kenyon led 46-45 after three quarters.

Both teams hit a scoring drought in the first 3:40 of the fourth quarter until Schaub hit a jumper. That started a 9-0 run until Wooster scored its first and only basket of the quarter courtesy of Sarah Marion with 3:12 remaining in the game.

Wooster ended up shooting just 26 percent (15-for-58) from the floor, 33 percent (7-for-21) from deep and 63 percent (12-for-19) at the foul line.

Kenyon shot 34 percent (22-for-64) from the court, 36 percent (8-for-22) from range and 82 percent (9-for-11) from the line.

Both teams had five second chance points, but Kenyon held the advantage in bench points, 19-15, and points in the paint, 18-16.

The Scots will get back on the court Saturday when they travel to Ohio Wesleyan University.