Chairman of the boards Moyer leads WC women 72-52


By Bill Liermann - WNJ Sports Writer



Wilmington College’s Mary Moyer (40) had a career-high 18 rebounds and 12 points in a 72-52 win Tuesday over Alma in the Fred Raizk Memorial Tournament at Hermann Court.


Mark Huber | News Journal

Powered by a dominant rebounding effort, the Wilmington College women’s basketball team outmuscled Alma 72-52 Tuesday in the opening game of the Fred Raizk Memorial Tournament at Hermann Court.

“We talked on Saturday about how everything just about went right for us, except rebounding,” WC coach Jerry Scheve said. “Well, tonight we pounded the boards when we weren’t hitting our shots and that was the key to us keeping the lead.”

Mary Moyer, the Clinton-Massie product, led Wilmington with a career-high 18 rebounds — 11 in the first quarter — and 12 points. WC held a 52-26 advantage on the glass. No other WC player had more than 7 rebounds.

“We had a great effort from Mary Moyer, especially on the offensive side,” Scheve said. “Her nine offensive rebounds were huge and included some stickbacks.”

Savannah Hooper, a Wilmington High School graduate, came off the bench to lead Wilmington with 13 points on 5 of 9 shooting.

Ashley Andracki and Mackenzie Campbell scored 10 points each.

Kaitlyn Kendall led Alma with 17 points. Tara Padgett had 10 points.

Wilmington led 18-9 early and 34-23 at the half but couldn’t shaky the pesky Scots. Andracki had 8 points in the first two quarter while Moyer and Hooper had 6 each.

It will still anybody’s game in the third as the Quakers held a 50-39 advantage going to the final quarter.

A 6-0 run to start the fourth gave Wilmington a 56-39 lead and seemed to take the wind out of Alma’s sails.

“At times we got a little complacent but the surge in the fourth period was huge,” said Scheve.

The Fightin’ Quakers will play Thomas More 3 p.m. Wednesday in the championship game of the Raizk Memorial.

It will be a tall order for Scheve’s squad against the No. 4-ranked Saints, the defending Div. III national champions`.

Thomas More’s head coach is former WC assistant coach Jeff Hans. During Tuesday night’s contest against Ohio Christian, Saints junior Abby Owings eclipsed the 1,000 point plateau with a three pointer in the first period. Owings scored 17 points in the win.

In the consolation game of the tournament, Ohio Christian will play Alma at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

SUMMARY

December 20, 2016

@Raizk Arena, Hermann Court

Wilmington 72 Alma 52

A 09.14.16.13…..52

W 18.16.16.22…..72

(52) ALMA (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Wolffis 2-1-0-5 Hill 2-1-0-5 Kendall 6-3-2-17 Padgett 4-3-1-12 Thelen 0-0-0-0 King 1-0-0-2 Smith 0-0-0-0 Harvey 1-0-1-3 Philipson 1-0-0-2 Karpinski 0-0-0-0 Maniez 0-0-0-0 Goodman 1-0-4-6. TOTALS 18-8-8-52

(72) WILMINGTON (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Harman 3-0-2-8 Moyer 6-0-0-12 Jefferson 2-1-0-5 Andracki 4-2-0-10 Campbell 4-0-2-10 Murphy 1-1-2-5 Noll 1-1-0-3 Hooper 5-3-0-13 Ritz 1-0-0-2 Smith 0-0-0-0 Groseclose 0-0-0-0 Tabor 2-0-0-4 Arling 0-0-0-0. TOTALS 29-8-6-72

FIELD GOALS: A 18-53 (Kendall 6-10); W 29-70 (Andracki 4-6 Hooper 5-9 Moyer 6-14)

3 PT FIELD GOALS: A 8-20 (Kendall 3-3 Padgett 3-6); W 8-19 (Hooper 3-7 Andracki 2-3)

FREE THROWS: A 8-13 (Goodman 4-5); W 6-8 (Campbell 2-2 Murphy 2-2)

REBOUNDS: A-26 (Thelen 4 Kendall 4); W-52 (Moyer 18 Harman 7 Campbell 5 Smith 4 Tabor 4 Jefferson 3)

ASSISTS: A-5 (Goodman 2 Thelen 2); W-14 (Andracki 3 Harman 2 Moyer 2 Campbell 2 Ritz 2 Tabor 2)

STEALS: A-4; W-8 (Andracki 2)

BLOCKED SHOTS: A-1; W-1

TURNOVERS: A-15; W-16

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Wilmington College’s Mary Moyer (40) had a career-high 18 rebounds and 12 points in a 72-52 win Tuesday over Alma in the Fred Raizk Memorial Tournament at Hermann Court.
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By Bill Liermann

WNJ Sports Writer