Women’s Basketball Cruises to Victory Over Alfred (N.Y.)

Senior All-OAC forward Clara Lemmon
Senior All-OAC forward Clara Lemmon

ALFRED, N.Y. -- The Baldwin Wallace University women's basketball team cruised to a 94-28 non-conference victory against Alfred (N.Y.) University in Terry S. Galanis Family Arena.   

BW (3-0) scored a season-high 94 points and has tallied 185 points in its last two games, including 91 in a win versus Case Western Reserve University last week in University Circle.  The 28 points allowed were fewest since the Yellow Jackets held Wilmington College to 29 points on December 20, 2014.

BW had four players score in double figures, led by sophomore forward Rachel Womeldorf (Lewis Center/ Olentangy) as she scored a career-high 16 points. Senior All-Ohio Athletic Conference forward Clara Lemmon (Canton/ Louisville) had a season-high 15 points while junior Academic All-OAC guard Katie Smith (Fairview Park/ Fairview) contributed a season-best 11 points.  Freshman guard Riley Schill (Sheffield Lake/ Elyria Catholic) chipped in a career-high 10 points. 

Alfred (2-4) was led by Amanda Off with 11 of the team's 30 points and grabbed a team-high six rebounds. 

The Yellow Jackets opened the first quarter on an 18-0 run when freshman guard Kara Marshall (Copley/ Akron Archbishop Hoban), who grabbed a career-high seven rebounds, knocked down a three-pointer at the 3:56 mark.  BW held the Saxons just to two points in the opening period and closed out the first sessuin on a 10-2 run to lead 28-2. 

In the second quarter, the Yellow Jacket defense allowed just seven Alfred points while the offense scored 21 more to lead 49-9 at the intermission. BW pushed its lead to as many as 40 points on a layup by Womeldorf with 52 seconds remaining in the second period. The 49 points in the first half is a season-high for the Yellow Jackets. The nine points allowed is a season-low. 

In the third stanza, BW pushed its lead to as many as 56 points, at 73-17, when Schill scored on a layup with 59 seconds left. The Yellow Jackets allowed 13 Saxon points in the third period and led 75-22.

BW extended its lead to a game-high 68 points at 92-24 when freshman guard Kasey Hughes (Springboro) nailed a triple at the 3:57 mark. The Yellow Jacket defense allowed six Alfred points in the fourth quarter.

BW is back in action on Saturday, December 3 when it travels to Marietta, Ohio for its OAC- opener against Marietta College in the Ban Johnson Arena at 3 p.m.  The next home game is on Monday, December 19 versus non-league rival Ohio Welseyan University in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium inside the Lou Higgins Center ar 6 p.m.

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