DCWBB Takes Down Adrian and Anderson

(Anderson, Indiana)- The Defiance College Women’s Basketball team got an on the road conference win at Anderson University, 73-60.

Defiance came into the start of the game with an early 6-2 lead, but it wasn’t long until Anderson came back and ties the game 9-9 with 4:26 left in the first period. The remainder of the first period was back and forth, until it ended with a Yellow Jacket lead, 14-12.

In the second, a jumper, a steal, and layup resulted in Defiance being in the lead, 29-24. The Ravens answered back with 5 points, tying it up. The Purple and Gold came back and ended the half leading Anderson 32-30.

Back on the court after halftime, Danielle Carruthers and Kalyn Pickens combined for 6 points before the Ravens answered back with a three pointer, making the score 45-42. Finishing up the third quarter, the Yellow Jackets had a pretty good lead, 52-44.

Coming into the fourth quarter, Defiance came out ready to end the game extending their lead to 12. They built up a lead of 17 points before finally ending with a score of 73-60.

Sam Ervin finished with 22 points, while Ashley Lee and Lauren Rogers finished with 13 and 11 points. Rogers and Schalk both had 5 rebounds, and Schalk also added 10 assists.

Sam Ervin had this to say about the HCAC win. “As a team we did a good job of transitioning on offense and hard denying the ball on defense”.

(Defiance, OH) The Defiance College Women’s Basketball team is bringing in 2018 with a win over the Adrian Bulldogs, 80-65, on Saturday, December 30th in the Weaner Center.

The Yellow Jackets being 3-8 overall went out ready to go, shooting 49.2% from the field, with 13 of 25 three pointers (52.0%).

With hot shooting right out of the gates by Rogers and White, the Yellow Jackets started out on top 16-9 in the first period. In the second period they kept the momentum going with freshman Kalyn Pickens scoring back to back in the paint extending the Purple and Gold lead to 22-13. A few more scores and a couple deep buckets from Rogers and White put them up 32-15 with 3:38 left in the half. DCWBB went into halftime outscoring the Bulldogs 20-10 in the second period, and with a score of 36-19.

Adrian came out of the locker room with a spark as they went on a 6-0 run. The Bulldogs showed interest in coming back as they slowly crept back into the game cutting the deficit to 38-29 with 7:45 left to play in the third. DC answered with a few scores and a three from Schalk to push the lead back up 49-36. Rogers hitting back to back threes led the Yellow Jackets to a hefty 64-43 lead heading into the last period.

The Yellow Jackets continued to shoot the lights out into the final period as Rogers nailed her fourth three pointer of the day with 6:53 remaining and the score at 70-51. Adrian tried to get an offense going in the fourth but it was too late, as Defiance takes the non conference win, 80-65.

Lauren Rogers led both teams with a career high and game high of 20 points, while senior Mekai White added 13. Sam Ervin with 6 rebounds, and Whitney Schalk with a game high of 12 assists.

Senior Mekai White has this to say, “This was a time where the team realized that playing together will get you through anything.”

Written by Jessica Davis

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