Alma, Mich. - The Alma College women's basketball team came away with its third straight win with a 62-50 decision over Saint Mary's on Wednesday (Feb. 8) evening. Alma improves to 8-14 overall and 6-7 in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The Scots have also won their last three home games and have posted their most wins in conference since the 2012-13 season.
Kelsey Wolffis (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores) led all scorers with 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting and 4-of-6 from the free throw line. Madison Hill (Midland, Mich./Bullock Creek) tallied nine points while both Hannah Thelen (Pewamo, Mich./Pewamo-Westphalia) and Abbigale Philipson (Hemlock, Mich./Hemlock) notched eight points with Philipson adding seven rebounds. Kaitlyn Kendall (Farmington Hills, Mich./North Farmington) posted a season-high and tied her career-high of four assists. Madeline Barnauskas (Livonia, Mich./Dearborn Divine Child) set a new career-high in three-pointers made with two and tied her career-high in minutes played with 19.
Alma's biggest lead was 22 in the early stages of the third quarter. It held Saint Mary's to 29-percent shooting from the field and 13-percent shooting from three-point range.
The Scots opened up the game with a 19-6 first quarter where each of their five starters scored. Alma's lead would balloon to 20 points at the half thanks, in part, to an 11-2 run in the middle of the frame. Alma made six three-pointers in the game; four of them came in the second quarter.
Despite being outscored as a team in the second half, Wolffis led all scorers thanks to a strong third quarter. She posted eight points on 4-of-5 shooting to go along with three rebounds, two steals and a block. Wolffis owns the single-season program record in blocks with 62 and is the all-time leader in blocks with 121.
Alma will take to the road for the final time this season as it faces Albion on Saturday, February 8 at 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Zach Russo, Assistant Sports Information Director, (989) 463-7436