W. BASKETBALL VS. KENYON

Muskies drop tough, gritty battle on Senior Day vs. Ohio Northern 

Muskies drop tough, gritty battle on Senior Day vs. Ohio Northern 
The Muskingum women's basketball team fell in a tough, gritty Senior Day battle against Ohio Northern on Saturday afternoon, 75-62. Prior to the start of the game, Muskingum recognized seniors Hannah Doore, Zijing Xu, and Morgan Gossett
 
  • Records: Muskingum (1-24 overall, 0-18 OAC), Ohio Northern (13-12 overall, 7-11 OAC)
  • Location: New Concord, Ohio – Anne C. Steele Center
  • Junior Devyn Bonner propelled the Muskies with 15 points, shooting 6-of-8 (75.0%) from the field and 3–of-5 (60.0%) at the free throw line.
  • Sophomore Alivia Bates added 13 points, while sophomore Sam Filiaggi tallied 11.
  • Bates and Bonner both notched eight rebounds.
  • Gossett ended her tenure with three points, two rebounds, one steal, and one assist.
  • Muskingum ended the contest shooting 24-of-58 (41.4%) from the field, which included hitting 7-of-23 (30.4%) from behind the arc.
  • The Muskies and Polar Bears both had three players who registered double-digit points.
  • Emily Mescher led the Polar Bears with 15 points, while Abby Weeks produced 14.
  • Ohio Northern ended the contest shooting 22-of-58 (37.9%) in the field and 23-of-25 (92.0%) from the free-throw line. 

  • In the first quarter, the Muskies registered back-to-back points to jump out to an early 7-2 lead. At the 7:57 marker, Mescher cashed in a pair of free throws to ignite a 14-7 run for the Polar Bears, giving them a two-point edge on the Muskies (16-14). With less than a minute remaining, Filiaggi drained a three-pointer to slow down Ohio Northern's momentum. The score was tied 21-21 going into the second quarter. The contest remained tight until Ohio Northern tallied 10-consecutive points to slide past the Muskies with a score of 34-25. Muskingum fought back with a 7-1 run to trim the deficit 35-32 at the break.
  • In the third quarter, Alyssa Manley drained a long ball to maintain the lead 42-38 for the Polar Bears. At the 5:20 marker, freshman Raiyah Johnson buried a jumper to get the Muskies within one point of Ohio Northern (46-45). In the last five minutes of the quarter, the Polar Bears outscored the Muskies 6-3 giving them a six-point advantage (54-48). In the fourth quarter, Alyssa Manley converted a layup to expand the gap 59-50. The Muskies fought to trim the differential, but Ohio Northern registered a late 10-2 run to secure the 75-62 victory over the Muskies.