Wolves Fall Short in Close Game vs. Hiwassee
Hiwassee College (6-1)
at
Wesleyan College (0-7)
12/6/2016 | Porter Gym - Macon, Ga. | Attendance: 71
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Hiwassee College101315543
Wesleyan College11147941
Stats at a GlanceHIWASSEEWC
FG Percentage.293 (17-58) .250 (14-56)
3P FG Percentage.000 (0-15) .231 (6-26)
FT Percentage.563 (9-16) .636 (7-11)
Offensive Rebounds199
Defensive Rebounds3425
Total Rebounds5334
Turnovers1913
Steals410
Bench Points512
Statistical LeadersHIWASSEEWC
PointsNy'Asia Holmes - 22
Breyonna Raymond - 12
ReboundsNy'Asia Holmes - 11
Breyonna Raymond - 9
AssistsHalei Lequire - 2
Kathaleen Alomar - 2
Valerie Cheek - 2
Taylor Thigpen - 2
Justice Thigpen - 2
Breyonna Raymond - 2
Kyla Williamson - 2
StealsValerie Cheek - 2
Breyonna Raymond - 3
BlocksAaliyah Pitner - 2
Alexis Russell - 4

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Macon, GA - In a game that was tightly contested for 40 minutes, Wesleyan College fell to Hiwassee College 43-41 when the Tigers hit a late free throw before the Wolves final attempt for the win fell short as time expired.

Notables:

  • For the entire second half, neither team had a lead larger than six points.
  • Wesleyan, trailing by three points with 0:09 remaining in the game, cut it to a one point game on a Taylor Thigpen layup. The Wolves were forced to foul immediately and Hiwassee hit one of two free throws to push their lead to 43-41. After a timeout, the Wolves were able to get off a last second shot that didn't fall.
  • Wesleyan held Hiwasee to 0-15 shooting from three point range and forced them into 19 turnovers while picking up 10 steals, but the story of the game turned out to be the 53-34 rebounding advantage in favor of the Tigers. The Wolves allowed 19 offensive rebounds and gave up 18 second chance points.
  • Bree Raymond led the Wolves offense with 12 points and nine rebounds, while Justice and Taylor Thigpen combined for 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Quotable: 

 

Wesleyan head basketball coach Nicky DiMarzio stated, "We played another close one today. To be competitive with Hiwassee is a true measure of how far we have come. We had better discipline on offense and our guards did a nice job of containing and contesting on the perimeter defensively."

"We made some big stops down the stretch and had our chances. With three seconds left, we had the ball in front of our bench and a chance to tie it up down two but were unable to convert."

"The Thigpen sisters and first year Bree Raymond had big games for us tonight. We're almost there and are ready to make an impact in conference play next semester."

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