Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. – The Alma College women's basketball team dropped one on the road Tuesday (Dec. 18) at Lake Superior State University by a score of 87-69. Freshman guard Stasha Warchock (Marquette, Mich. / Marquette) scored a team-high 13 points for the Scots. Alma's record now sits a 6-6 on the season.
- Both teams were matching shot for shot in first couple minutes of the game. The Scots took an 8-6 lead after freshman guard Oretha Humphries (Detroit, Mich. / Detroit Edison Public) made a layup. The Lakers, a Div. II team, had a 9-3 run to finish out the quarter and take a 21-13 lead going into the break.
- Alma got a spark four seconds into the second when junior guard Madison Hill (Midland, Mich. / Bullock) knocked down a three pointer to cut into the Lake State lead. A 6-0 run cut the lead to four with just under six minutes left in the second. That's the closest the game would be for the rest of the day. Junior guard Hannah Syme (Grand Rapids, Mich. / Forest Hills Eastern) made a three just before the buzzer for halftime.
- The Scots tried to chip away at the large hole they found themselves in but the Lakers continued to score at will putting up another 20-point period for the third consecutive quarter of the game. Warchock was able to bring the lead down below 20 in the fourth quarter after hitting a three and then on the next offensive possession making a layup.
- Senior forward Madeline Barnauskas (Livonia, Mich. / Dearborn Divine Child) hit two threes in the matter of a minute and the Scots were able to outscore the Lakers by two points for the final period.
- Sophomore center Jeny Brandt (Escanaba, Mich. / Escanaba) scored 10 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. This is third time Brandt has finished with double-digit points, all coming in the last four games.
- Sophomore forward Charley Hengesbach (Saginaw, Mich. / Nouvel Catholic Central) scored a season-high 10 points off a 4-5 shooting night from the floor.
- 69 points is the most scored by the Scots since their Nov. 20 win over Earlham when they also scored 69 that night.
- Both teams finished with 31 rebounds with each grabbing 27 offensive boards and four defensive boards.
The Scots have 11 days until their next game. Alma will get back on the road and visit Aquinas College in Grand Rapids on Saturday, December 29. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.