Second Quarter, Turnovers Doom Women's Basketball in Close 66-55 MIAA Loss at Albion

Rylee Campbell starts the offense. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)
Rylee Campbell starts the offense. (Action photo by Mike Dickie)

ALBION, Mich.--Adrian was led by sophomore Rylee Campbell with 14 points and junior Sha'Trice Graves with 13 rebounds, but the Bulldogs couldn't overcome 26 turnovers and a strong second-quarter by host Albion in a 66-55 loss in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's basketball action on Saturday.

THE BASICS
Final Score: Albion College 66, Adrian College 55

Location: Albion, Mich.; Kresge Gymnasium

Records: Albion Britons, 16-4 overall (8-3 MIAA); Adrian Bulldogs, 7-12 overall (1-9 MIAA)

TOP 'DAWGS
= Campbell added two rebounds, three assists and three steals to her statline.

= Graves also had three steals and two assists.

= Sophomore Addison Bergman (8 points) pulled down seven rebounds to contribute to Adrian's advantage on the glass, 48-45.

= Junior Rachel Bucher chipped in 10 points on 5-for-8 from the field to go along with four rebounds, three steals and three assists.

THE OPPOSITION
= Rain Hinton posted a double-double with game highs of 15 points and 17 rebounds.

= Evelyn Wischmeyer made 6-of-8 field goals for 14 points.

= Elena Welker added 13 points and game bests of eight assists and six steals.

HOW IT HAPPENED
= Adrian committed 26 turnovers--the second-most on the road this season--that Albion turned in to 32 points.

= Adrian trailed only 22-21 after the first quarter, but Albion seized the lead for good by scoring 15 of the 21 points in the second quarter to go up 37-27 at halftime.

= The Bulldogs were 2-for-10 from the free throw line while the Britons were 8-of-15.

= In the third quarter, Adrian got the deficit to nine points on a couple occasions--41-32 with 6 minutes and 29 seconds remaining and 43-34 with 4:41 left.

= From that point to the 9:02 mark of the fourth quarter, Albion went on a 16-5 run to take its biggest lead of the day of 20 points, 59-39.

= But the Bulldogs didn't give up and almost cut the deficit in half before running out of clock. Adrian outscored Albion, 16-7, the rest of the way.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= Adrian sophomore Alexis Sillman had a career-best six rebounds today.

= Graves, who leads the MIAA with 10.2 rebounds per game, went over 500 rebounds for her career. She now has 505 to place her sixth on the school's all-time chart.      

UP NEXT
= Adrian will host MIAA foe Kalamazoo at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

#AdrianBulldogs #GoDawgs #GDTBAB #BulldogProud