Fourth quarter run lifts Albion to women's basketball win

Fourth quarter run lifts Albion to women's basketball win

ANGOLA, Ind. – Albion College ripped off an 11-2 run over a three-minute span of the fourth quarter to hold off Ohio Wesleyan University, 66-61, in non-league women's basketball action.

Amanda Larson scored a layup, Rain Hinton added a jumper, Evelyn Wischmeyer hit a jumper and a 3-point basket and Elena Welker contributed a layup as Albion seized a 60-52 lead midway through the fourth quarter.

Hinton and Wischmeyer provided the scoring as Albion jumped out to an 11-0 lead to start the game.

Albion didn't score for the final 6 ½ minutes of the first quarter as Ohio Wesleyan came back to take a 14-11 lead at the end of the quarter.

Ohio Wesleyan led by as many as six in the second quarter, but Albion rallied behind a pair of 3-point baskets from Rebecca Ross. Albion led 27-21 at halftime.

Albion led by as many as 10 in the third quarter and settled for a 49-48 lead after three.

  • Hinton led Albion with 27 points, one shy of her career-high, and she completed the double-double with 14 rebounds. She hit 10-of-18 shots from the field.
  • Wischmeyer chipped in with 13 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists.

Albion, now 2-0, returns to the MTI Center on Saturday for a 5 o'clock tip against Marietta College.

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Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality at Albion College. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated competition facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball teams that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email