The Muskingum women's basketball team defeated the Mount Saint Joseph Lions on Saturday, 64-61.
- Records: Muskingum (2-0 overall), Mount Saint Joseph (0-1 overall)
- Location: Cincinnati, Ohio – Harrington Center
- The game was the season opener for the Lions.
- The Muskies had three players who recorded double digit points.
- This marked Muskingum's second straight victory.
Inside the Numbers
- Muskingum ended the contest shooting 25-of-66 (37.9%) from the field, which included hitting just 4-of-18 (22.2%) from behind the arc.
- Senior Devyn Bonner guided the Muskies with a team-high 21 points, shooting 8-of-15 (53.3%) from the field, which included hitting 5-of-7 at the free-throw line (71.4%).
- Junior Camay Baylock chipped in 14 points, shooting 6-of-11 from the field (54.5%) and draining 2-of-4 (50.0%) from behind the arc.
- Junior Emily Yeager dished out 11 points and tallied eight rebounds.
- Baylock also amassed a team-best 11 rebounds, while junior Sam Filiaggi logged seven rebounds.
- Maddie Haberthy directed the Lions with a game-high 23 points, shooting 6-of-18 (33.3%) from the field and 6-of-8 (75.0%) from the free-throw line.
- Mount Saint Joseph ended the contest shooting 17-of-69 (24.6%) in the field and 20-of-26 (76.9%) from the free-throw line.
In the first quarter, the contest remained tight until the Muskies tallied back-to-back points to jump out to an early 10-4 lead. Bonner cashed in a layup with less than a minute remaining to expand the gap to 14-5. The Lions retaliated with five straight points to get within six-points (15-9) of the Muskies. In the second quarter, the Muskies came out hot and recorded seven unanswered points to give them an 11-point edge (22-13) on the Lions. Haberthy sunk two straight long balls to trim the lead to 27-23. Mount Saint Joseph managed to get within three-points (29-26) of the Muskies heading into the break.
In the third quarter, Haberthy drained a three-pointer to tie up play to 31-31. The Muskies and Lions traded baskets until Mount Saint Joseph recorded four consecutive points to secure a 45-41 lead with less than a minute remaining in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Carlee Daulton cashed in back-to-back free-throws to widen the gap to 47-41. Muskingum chipped away at the differential and a layup by freshman Casey Smith got the Muskies within one-point (58-57) of the Lions. Muskingum tallied four straight points en route to the 64-61 triumph.
- The Muskies next host Kenyon on Wednesday, November 20 for their season home opener. Start time is slated for 6:00 p.m. The game will be a doubleheader with the men's basketball team. It will also be a Muskie Pride Game and this year's Hoops for Hunger Game. Fans get in free with a canned food donation.