Women's Basketball Picks Up Win Over MacMurray in Daytona Beach

Women's Basketball Picks Up Win Over MacMurray in Daytona Beach

SCORE: Wheaton 74 - MacMurray 58

RECORDS: Wheaton (5-4) - MacMurray (3-9)

LOCATION: Daytona, Fla. 

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • Sophomore guard Natalie Wind  led all players on the court with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists, as she hit 5 of 6 three-point attempts and went 8-13 from field goal range. 
  • Ruthie Zientek scooped up a game-high 10 boards, while Emily Cuthbertson and Mikayla Pucci recorded 11 and 10 points, respectively. 
  • Liz Kruemmelbein led the charge for the Highlanders with 15 points and 5 rebounds, as Aleysia Mason-Pavia recorded 14 points and 6 rebounds for MacMurray. 
  • Wheaton took a 13-4 lead early in the first period as Cuthbertson hit a three at the 6:27 mark. Kaylie Stowe then knotted the game at 13 with a three-pointer of her own, just before Mason-Pavia made a layup that would give MacMurray it's first and only lead of the contest. Zientek ended the quarter by hitting another from downtown to give Wheaton a 20-17 advantage heading into the second. 
  • The Lyons were able to use two separate 8-0 runs in the second quarter to their advantage, eventually leaving the half with a 45-28 lead. 
  • MacMurray's offense got to work in the third as they outscored the Lyons 19-17, closing the deficit to 15. 
  • Zientek and Maria Matrango combined for 8 of the team's 12 points in the fourth, and Wheaton cruised to the 74-58 victory. 
  • Wheaton shot 100 percent from the free throw line and hit 42.9 percent of their attempts from three-point range. 
  • The Lyons recorded season-highs in rebounds (50) and assists (24). 

THE BASICS:

  • Field Goals: Wheaton 28-72 / MacMurray 22-59
  • 3-Point FG: Wheaton 12-28 / MacMurray 8-25
  • Free Throw: Wheaton 6-6 / MacMurray 6-13
  • Points off Turnovers: Wheaton 15 / MacMurray 16
  • Field Goal %: Wheaton 38.9 / MacMurray 37.3
  • 3-Point %: Wheaton 42.9 / MacMurray 32.0
  • Rebounds: Wheaton 50 / MacMurray 35

UP NEXT: Wheaton returns to the Bay State to take on Salem State University on Friday, December 29 at 3:00 p.m. at the Salem State Holiday Classic.  VIDEO / LIVE STATS