Hiram women's basketball team snaps four-game losing streak

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Hiram 70, Oberlin 58

The Terriers picked up their second North Coast Athletic Conference victory of the season on Tuesday, when they defeated host Oberlin 70-58.

Hiram benefitted from a balanced offensive output that featured four players in double figures, with Danielle Day and Alexis Kemper leading the way with 14 points each.

Kelsey Koskinen added 13 points, while Calysia Smyers had 11 points for the Terriers (7-13, 2-9 NCAC).

Hiram outscored Oberlin (8-12, 3-8 NCAC) 27-22 by halftime, then turned up its offense to another level scoring 43 points -- to Oberlin's 36 -- in the second half to earn the double-digit win.

Hiram's defense did some work of its own, holding Oberlin to only 29.7 percent shooting from the floor, while also forcing 23 turnovers. On the flipside, the Terriers shot 38.6 percent from the field, including eight made 3-pointers, with four of those coming from Kemper and three more from Smyers.

The win for Hiram snapped a four-game losing streak dating back to the team's last week on Jan. 9 at home against Wooster (64-53).

The Terriers' next game will be on Friday at home against Wittenberg. The game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. tipoff.

-- Staff report

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