WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. TBA

Women’s Basketball wins in overtime at Wooster

Women’s Basketball wins in overtime at Wooster

The Muskingum women's basketball team came out victorious on Tuesday night after defeating non-conference opponent Wooster on the road in overtime, 77-71.

The Basics

  • Records: Muskingum (4-4 overall), Wooster (2-8 overall)
  • Location: Wooster, Ohio – Timken Gymnasium

Inside the Numbers

  • Olivia Besancon ended the night scoring a team-high 22 points and five rebounds.
  • Alexandra Carson accrued 19 points, five rebounds, and four assists.
  • Caitlyn Smith poured out 12 points, hitting 3-of-6 from the arc, and six rebounds.
  • Emily Yeager led the reserves with nine points.
  • Kacie Leppla chipped in seven points, seven rebounds, and three steals.
  • Stephanie Clark snagged a season-high 12 rebounds.
  • Dana Parkman grabbed 10 rebounds and three steals.
  • Muskingum shot .295 (18-of-61) from the floor, .250 from the arc (8-of-32) and made .786 of their free throws (33-of-42).
  • As a team, the Muskies finished the contest with a season-high in rebounds (55), blocks (six), and tied in steals (12).
  • Anna Gibbs paced the Fighting Scots as she finished with 16 points and five rebounds.
  • Courtney Lockhart and Kylie Orr came off the bench to each tally 10 points, while Lockhart ended with a team-best 12 rebounds.
  • Wooster shot .333 (25-of-75) from the floor, .364 (8-of-22) from the arc, and .520 from the free-throw line (13-of-25).

Game Highlights

Back-to-back-to-back three pointers by Smith and two from Besancon, in the first five minutes, got Muskingum off to a stellar start in the first quarter as they finished the frame with a 17-5 advantage. Smith drained another three-pointer in the first minute of the second quarter and the Muskies offense continued to roll. Muskingum went on to score 11 more points to take the 30-16 lead at intermission.

The third quarter was a much different story for the Muskies as they struggled offensively only scoring eight points to Wooster's 18. The Fighting Scots scored six points in the final 1:42 to cut the Muskies lead to four, 38-34, and ended the third frame making 40% from the field and 50% from the arc. From 8:57 on the clock until the 7:58 marker, Muskingum and Wooster tied the game twice before Wooster took its first lead off a three-pointer at the 7:21 marker in the fourth quarter. During the next four minutes, Muskingum went on a 12-5 run, making it 58-49 with 2:36 left. Wooster went on a run of their own, hitting four clutch free throws, a jumper, and a three to get within one point with 55 seconds remaining. After the Muskies called a timeout, Besancon made two essential free throws with 38 seconds left, but Kylie Orr drilled a three pointer shortly after to tie the game at 60-60. With one second on the clock, the Fighting Scots had an opportunity to win it, but missed the three-pointer, pushing the game into overtime.

The Muskies scored the first four points in overtime to hold a 64-61 lead with 2:39 remaining. Muskingum maintained the momentum and held the lead until the end. A great team effort by the Muskies helped achieve the 77-71 overtime victory.

 Up Next

  • The Muskies return to action on Friday, December 22 as they welcome Eureka to New Concord. Game time is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.