Women's Basketball falls in a hard-fought battle against the Albion Britons

Women's Basketball falls in a hard-fought battle against the Albion Britons
The Muskingum women's basketball team fell short 76-68 in a hard-fought battle against the Albion Britons on Friday evening. 
 
The Basics 
  • Records: Muskingum (0-2 overall), Albion (2-0 overall) 
  • Location: North Manchester, Indiana – The PERC
Inside the Numbers 
  • Sophomore Emily Yeager led the Muskies shooting 11-of-25 (44%) in the field and 2-of-2 (100%) at the free throw line, finishing the game with a career-best 26 points.
  • Sophomores Sam Filiaggi and Gabbi Blair recorded seven rebounds each.  
  • Muskingum ended the contest shooting 26-of-68 (41.2%) from the field, which included hitting just 4-of-20 (20%) from behind the arc.
  • Emily Bernas led the Britons with 28 points.
  • The Britons had three players who recorded double digit points. 
  • Albion ended the contest shooting 26-of-70 (37.1%) in the field and 19-of-21 (90.5%) from the free throw line. 
Game Highlights 
  • In the first quarter the Muskies and Britons fought neck and neck with neither team claiming more than a four-point lead early on. Muskingum secured back-to-back points to slide past Albion with a score of 20-11. Early in the second quarter, the Muskies continued to control the play and a layup by Mckenzie Fuller widened the gap 30-20 for the Muskies. The Britons chipped away at the differential but the Muskies were able to fend them off. The score read 36-31 at the half. 
  • Early into the third quarter, the Britons locked in five-points in a row to tie up play 36-36. The Muskies and Britons battled side by side until Albion registered a 12-1 run to put them ahead 60-47 going into the fourth quarter. The Muskies outshot the Britons 21-16 in the fourth quarter. Despite the final frame, the Muskingum never got closer than eight points. 
Up Next 
  • The Muskies next take on the Manchester University Spartans on Saturday, November 17 at 1:00 p.m. in their second game of the 2018 Main View Tip-Off Tournament.