Wesleyan women fall twice
BY ANDY KRUTSINGER
Mt. Pleasant News
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The Iowa Wesleyan women’s basketball team fell twice at the Alverno Tournament in Milwaukee, Wis., this weekend.
The Tigers fell in their first game, 69-23, to Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Friday. They played a much closer game on Saturday but dropped that one, 65-58, to Ripon College.
Friday’s game was a struggle offensively all night for IWU. The Tigers didn’t have any players make more than one field goal in the game.
Ahlia Tai had the best game of the group, scoring eight points on 1-3 from the field at 6-12 from the line. She also co-led the team in rebounds, with four.
Cairece Allen scored five points in the loss. Jaimie Hurd had four points and four rebounds, and Darby Massner and Josie Zerrusen had three apiece.
The Tigers entered the fourth quarter of Saturday afternoon’s game trailing Ripon, 45-41.
Ripon was able to push the lead to seven points with 2:17 remaining in the game, but a three-pointer by Allen and a two-point jump shot by Massner cut it to two, at 60-58 with just 1:30 on the clock.
The Tigers made a stop and had a shot to take the lead in the final minute, but a three-point shot by Hurd was off the mark and Ripon secured the rebound. IWU was unable to score again in the game and the Tigers had to leave Milwaukee winless.
Allen was 8-10 from the field and an incredible 5-6 from three-point land in the loss. She finished the game with 23 points, four rebounds and three assists.
Massner hit three long balls of her own en route to a 12-point performance. Zerrusen had seven points. Tai had six. Slack had four points and a team-leading five rebounds. Hurd had four points and led the team in assists, with five, and steals, with six. Allie Massner finished the game with two points.
IWU, which has started the season in an 0-3 hole, will have a quick turnaround before their next game. They’ll play Central College at home on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m.