Angola, Ind. – The Alma College women's basketball team was defeated, 77-41, by the No. 10 Trine University (IN) Thunder Saturday (Jan. 19). Sophomore forward Emily Long (Dayton, Ohio / Arch Bishop Alter) scored a season-high 12 points off the bench for the Scots. Alma's record is now 8-10 overall and 3-6 in the MIAA while the Thunder are 9-0 in conference and 16-2 on the year.
- Alma was the first team on the board with a three-pointer made by freshman guard Stasha Warchock (Marquette, Mich. / Marquette). The Thunder would strike back with a 6-0 run to take control early. Long started her solid day with a traditional three-point play where she made the layup and hit the and one. The Scots found themselves down by nine at the end of the first.
- The Scots struggled to score in the second only hitting three shots from the floor and three free throws. Sophomore forward Charley Hengesbach (Saginaw, Mich. / Nouvel Catholic Central) grabbed three of her five rebounds on the day in the second.
- To start the second half, Alma tried to cut into the Thunder lead that was already at double digits. The Scots got within 13 when Hengesbach hit a jumper that was set up by junior guard Madison Hill (Midland, Mich. / Bullock Creek). Hengesbach also drew the foul and made it from the charity stripe. But Trine quickly gained back momentum and never looked back from there.
- Along with being the team leader in points, Long also grabbed a game-high six rebounds.
- The Scots had eight steals, the sixth highest in a game this season.
- Trine scored the same amount points today as they did when the Scots and Thunder met earlier this season in Alma.
Alma now has two home games coming up this week. First, on Wednesday they play at 5 p.m. against Olivet College. Then, Kalamazoo College comes to Art Smith Arena on Saturday for a 6 p.m. tip off.