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NCAC Weekly Release (1-23-17) - Women's Basketball

NCAC Weekly Release (1-23-17) - Women's Basketball

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DePauw (17-1, 9-0) extended its lead atop the conference standings after defeating Ohio Wesleyan (6-12, 3-6) last week in the Tigers’ lone contest. The Tigers have now won 14-straight contests and are scoring a conference-high 70.1 points per game. NCAC action continues this week with three games on Wednesday and four more on Saturday. 

ALLEGHENY lost a pair of home NCAC contests last week. Olivia Barkley (Elizabeth, PA/Elizabeth Forward) led the Gators against Oberlin with 14 points and nine rebounds. Against Kenyon, Barkley led the Gators with eight points, while Michaela Contestabile (Spencerport, NY/Spencerport) had eight boards.

DENISON split its two conference games last week. Starting off the week with a win over Hiram, 56-37. Alison Schafer (Columbia Station, OH/Columbia) was the only Big Red player to score in double-digits as she put up a team-high 15 points. In the loss to Oberlin, Emily Krumpe (Hilliard, OH/Hilliard Darby) led the Big Red with 12 points and grabbed five rebounds. Jordan Holmes (Pittsburgh, PA/Mt. Lebanon) moved into second place in the all-time career rebounds in Division III. Holmes currently has 1,543 for her career, only three away from taking over the top spot.

DEPAUWranked 15th in the most recent D3hoops.com Top-25, moved to 17-1 overall and 9-0 in the NCAC with a win against Ohio Wesleyan in its only game of the week. DePauw extended its win streak to 14 with the victory and was led offensively by sophomore Blair Carlin (Cincinnati, OH/Mount Notre Dame) who poured in a career-high 25 points.

HIRAM dropped its lone contest last week to Denison, 56-37, on Wednesday. The Terriers are now 5-4 in conference play and will seek to tie a program high of six wins in NCAC play in games this week. Dana Perrotta (New Castle, PA/New Castle) led the Terriers with a team-high 11 points, while Kayla Yost (Norwalk, OH/Perkins) finished the game with 10.

KENYON survived Wooster’s upset bid Wednesday by outscoring the host Fighting Scots, 16-1, in the second overtime of an 80-65 victory. Led by Miranda Diesz (Hartville, OH/Lake),six Ladies hit double-digit scoring marks against Wooster. Diesz recorded her first collegiate double-double by posting 13 points and ten rebounds in that game. On Saturday, the Ladies held Allegheny to 30.8 percent shooting en route to a 71-39 win. Senior Bailey Dominguez (Indianapolis, IN/Park Tudor) led the Kenyon offense with 14 points.

OBERLIN snapped a five-game skid, earning a pair of come-from-behind league wins last week. The Yeowomen overcame a 20-6 deficit to earn a 66-52 road win at Allegheny, and then used a 22-point fourth quarter to upend Denison, 47-40. Sophomore Olivia Canning (Sudbury, MA/Lincoln Sudbury) notched her fifth double-double of the season against the Gators with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while junior Abby Andrews (Ann Arbor, MI/Rudolf Steiner School) led the charge against the Big Red with a career-high 23 points.

OHIO WESLEYAN dropped a pair of NCAC contests last week, falling to Wittenberg on Wednesday and DePauw on Saturday. In the loss to DePauw, Megan Kuether (Osgood, OH/Marion Local) led Bishops with 15 points, raising her career total to 1,001 and making her the 15th Ohio Wesleyan woman to surpass the 1,000-point mark.

WITTENBERG collected a win in its only contest last week, defeating Ohio Wesleyan at home, 69-53. It was the third-straight win for the Tigers who have won four of their last six games. Sophomore Alex Kiess (Edon, OH/Northwest) led the way with 17 points.

WOOSTER dropped an exciting double overtime contest to Kenyon on Wednesday, 80-65. First-year Kylie Orr (Newport, KY/Newport) knocked down a corner three-pointer with two seconds left in the first overtime to tie the game up at 64. Junior guard Aki Shurelds (South San Francisco, CA/Lick-Wilmerding) led Wooster with 14 points against the Ladies.