DCWBB Comes Up Short on Senior Day; Drops at Earlham

(Defiance, Ohio)- The Yellow Jackets women’s basketball team came up short on Senior Day as they were defeated by Transylvania, 95-58, in the Weaner Center.

Opening the game was Stamm with the first of the seven threes she had on the day. The score was tied at 6 with 6:42 remaining. The Pioneers went on to score five straight points to end the quarter up, 25-19.

DC had a hard time converting in the second quarter, only getting 12 points compared to Transy’s 24. After a 12-2 run for the Pioneer’s, Transy extended their lead to 49-31 going into halftime.

A few threes from the Yellow Jackets cut the deficit to 13 with 6:17 left in the third. Transy’s defense came alive and looked to be too much for DC. After going scoreless for almost 4 minutes, DC’s Lauren Rogers ended the drought with a jumper. The third quarter ended with the Pioneer’s up, 68-44.

Transy kept up their lead to eventually get the victory on the Yellow Jackets senior day, 95-58. Senior Makai White had this to say about the game, “This is a very emotional day, but just another chance to try and take down one of the best teams.”

Shelby Stamm led scoring with a team best of 22 points while Sam Ervin added 14 points and 4 rebounds. Whitney Schalk added in 10 assists in the loss.

(Richmond, Indiana)- The Defiance College Women’s basketball team dropped a match,74-49,  in HCAC play at Earlham on Wednesday evening.

DC started the game out strong with a triple from Ashley Lee. Earlham hit a three to tie it before Stamm hit a jumper. Schalk and Stamm aided in bringing the score to 11-7 with DC leading. The Yellow Jacket lead grew to 7 points before the Quakers ended the first quarter on an 8-1 lead to tie it up 16-16.

To begin the second quarter, Stamm and Lee went 3 for 4 from the free throw line getting a 3 point lead. The Quakers started on a 6 point spurt before Ervin ended it with a layup. Earlham then went on a 17-6 run to take the 39-27 lead heading into halftime.

Earlham came out of the locker room and scored the first 5 points of the second half to up the DC deficit to 18 points. A pair of free throws by Stamm ended the 5 point spurt before the Quakers hit a jumper to bring their lead back to 18. Earlham scored four points to get their biggest lead of the game, 51-31 with 4:21 left. Rogers hit a triple before Earlham hit 11 straight points to keep a hefty lead, 62-34, heading into the final quarter.

Earlham started it out with a layup but DC’s freshman Cassidy Yant knocked down a triple to make it a 64-37 game. MIdway through the fourth they exchanged points, but Earlham had the lead 70-41. Defiance started to look alive by hitting 8 points but it was far too late. Earlham won the contest 74-49. Sam Ervin had this to say about the game, “it was a close game at first but they adjusted to our defense and we struggled against heir press.”

The Yellow Jackets wrap up their season with a game at Hanover on Saturday February 17th at 1:00 pm.

Written by Jessi Davis

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