The Wittenberg women’s basketball 2013-2014 season came to a tough end last Tuesday evening as the Lady Tigers lost their North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament matchup against Kenyon College, falling by a score 78-58.
Though the Lady Tigers had three players scoring in double digits, getting outshot 51 percent to 32 percent from the field makes for an uphill battle from the start. But, it was the turnover and points off turnover battles that put this game out of reach for the Lady Tigers.
Wittenberg was led by junior Heather Schroeder who posted 15 points by hitting five shots from the field and five free throws. Kenyon jumped out to an early lead and didn’t look back. But, the Lady Tigers came out ahead in one statistical category, as they out rebounded Kenyon 40-38. Controlling the boards for the Lady Tigers was sophomore Ali Miller with seven rebounds, with four coming on the offensive glass. Freshman Michelle Brunswick also brought down five second chances for the Lady Tigers. To go along with her five rebounds, Brunswick was also one of three Tigers to score in double digits, adding 10 points to her stat sheet. Rounding out the Tigers in double figures was junior Enri Small who added 11 points to go along with her three steals.
The team ends the season at (14-11) overall and (9-7) in the conference. Senior Amber Rice led the team with 16.7 points per game and also set the team’s single game scoring record with 36 points.