Women's Basketball Feasts on the Penn State-Behrend Lions, 80-44

Alivia Kondrath scored 14 points off the bench in Adrian's 80-44 non-conference victory over Penn State-Behrend Sunday. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)
Alivia Kondrath scored 14 points off the bench in Adrian's 80-44 non-conference victory over Penn State-Behrend Sunday. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)

ADRIAN, Mich.--The Adrian women's basketball team held visiting Penn State-Behrend to a season-low .259 field goal percentage on the way to an 80-44 non-conference blowout of the Lions on Sunday afternoon.

THE BASICS
Final Score: Adrian College 80, Penn State University at Behrend College 44

Location: Merillat Sport & Fitness Center; Adrian, Mich.

Records: Adrian Bulldogs 4-2 overall, 0-0 MIAA; Penn State-Behrend Lions 1-3 overall, 0-0 AMCC

TOP 'DAWGS
= Senior Ashley Morris pumped in a game-high 21 points on 6-for-8 field goal shooting and 8-of-9 from the free throw line. She also had three rebounds.

= Sophomore Sha'Trice Graves contributed four blocked shots and five rebounds.

= Junior Alivia Kondrath pumped in 14 points off the bench, making 3 of 4 three-pointers and 5-for-7 at the charity stripe, in just 13 minutes of action.

= Classmates Shannon Garvey and Emily Somerville added 11 points apiece.

= Senior Katie Crawford (6), freshman Addison Bergman (5), Graves and sophomores Madison Caldwell, Cali Weed (5 apiece) helped Adrian enjoy a 42-32 edge in rebounds.

= Freshman Rylee Campbell and Somerville shared game high honors with four assists each.

THE OPPOSITION
= Kara Haslett was the only Lion in double figures with 18 points on 5-for-10 from the field, including 3-for-5 from three-point land, and 5-for-5 at the free throw line. She also recorded four assists and four steals. 

= Morgan Atterholt pulled down a game-best 14 rebounds in just 20 minutes off the bench, and she scored six points.  

HOW IT HAPPENED
= The Lions made just 14 of 54 field goal attempts for 25.9 percent, while the Bulldogs were 25-for-52 and a 48.1 clip.

= Adrian also had distinct advantages with points in the paint (22-10), bench scoring (35-19), and points off turnovers (31-15).

= The Bulldogs never trailed as Garvey opened the scoring with a trey on the game's first possession. 

= Adrian led 21-10 after the first quarter, 42-25 at halftime and 67-32 entering the fourth. 

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= Adrian takes a 3-1 lead in the all-time series. The Bulldogs defeated host PSU-Behrend, 69-64, last season in Erie, Pa., in their first meeting in nine seasons. Today also marked the first time the Lions came to Adrian.

= Adrian's .481 field goal percentage was a season's best.

= The Lions have lost three-straight after a 61-57 win over Fredonia State.

= Graves has 19 blocked shots on the season, which leads the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and was tied for fifth in NCAA Division III heading into this afternoon.

= Morris is listed second in the conference in field goal shooting (57.4 percent, 31-54) and sixth in scoring (14.2 points per game).

UP NEXT
= Adrian will commence the MIAA schedule at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when it visits nationally No. 3-ranked Hope College in Holland.

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