ALMA, Mich. - The Alma College women's basketball team defeated the Kalamazoo College Hornets, 82-41, on Saturday afternoon at Art Smith Arena. The win was the Scots first in-conference victory of the season as their overall record moves to 5-6 on the season and 1-3 in MIAA play. Kalamazoo drops to 0-7 overall and 0-5 in conference.
The Scots dominated from the start, outscoring the Hornets, 24-7 in the opening quarter. By halftime, Alma led by a staggering margin of 47-14. Alma crusied to victory in the second half as it brought out many players off the bench. At the end of the game, 12 different Alma players scored on the day.
Freshman Taylor Sas was the leading scorer for the 13 points while also adding a game-high three assists and one block. Sophomore Becca Bohrer followed closely behind with a career-high 10 points. Bohrer also posted a game-high seven rebounds. Freshman Sarah Vanisacker scored her first career point in the game and ended up with an impressive stat line of seven points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal.
As a team, the Scots earned their highest shooting percentage of the season (47.7) while scoring their most points in a game this season. Alma dominated the glass, outrebounding the Hornets, 47-19. Kalamazoo had a brief lead early in the first quarter, up 3-2, however the Scots quickly took the edge and led for the rest of the game.
"Great team win for us today," Head Coach Sami Stormont said. "I thought everyone that got into the game contributed. We did great job competing for the full 40 minutes."
The Scots will be seen again on Wednesday when they head to Olivet College for a 7:30 p.m. tip off. Alma's final home game will be Saturday, February 27 at 3 p.m. versus Adrian College.