KWC women win 7th in row, men fall on road

January 12, 2019 | 10:50 pm

Updated January 12, 2019 | 10:50 pm

Illustration by the Owensboro Times

The Kentucky Wesleyan College women’s basketball team picked up their seventh win in a row with a road victory of Alderson Broaddus University, while the men came up short in the conference doubleheader.

A 28-point outing by Jenna Martin led the women to a 76-63 win to move the Panthers to 11-3 overall and 7-1 in Great Midwest Atlantic Conference play. With their 89-67 loss, the men fell to 6-7 overall in 4-3 in the G-MAC.

The Battlers scored first, but a 3-pointer by Kaylee Clifford put the ahead and they never looked back to win their 11th game out of the last 12. Martin hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points in the opening quarter.

Emma Wolfe drained a 3 with 2:33 remaining in the first half to give the Panthers a 38-25 lead, their largest of the first half. Martin beat the buzzer with another 3 to score 21 points on 5-of-8 from beyond the arc.

Down 41-28 at the half, Alderson Broaddus battled back in the third quarter to cut Wesleyan’s lead to 3 entering the final frame.

The Panthers offense exploded for a 15-0 run, and Clifford and Keelie Lamb both contributed 5 points.

Martin finished with a season-high 28 points, falling four short of her career high of 32 posted last season. Clifford flirted with a double-double, scoring 8 points and grabbing 9 rebounds.

Wesleyan remains on the road next week, traveling to Ohio Dominican on Thursday.

Alderson Broaddus built a 24-7 lead over the first seven minutes, and they made nearly 70 percent of their shots for a 56-26 lead into the locker-room.

The Panthers scored 7 quick points to open the second half, but they couldn’t sustain the momentum.

Mohamed Abu Arisha finished the game with 15 points and six rebounds. Deng Mayot added 13 points and five rebounds.

Wesleyan remains on the road next week, traveling to Ohio Dominican on Thursday.

January 12, 2019 | 10:50 pm

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