Strong 2nd Quarter Push Leads Britons Over Adrian

Photo by Abby Sheklow
Photo by Abby Sheklow

ALBION, Mich. - A 15-2 run to start the second quarter was the turning point in Albion's 65-51 win over Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association opponent Adrian. It was a run that was sparked right out of the gate by a layup from freshman Elena Welker. It was a strong effort on both sides of the ball as Albion finished the second quarter outscoring the Bulldogs 15-6.   

Twenty-six turnovers forced by the Britons led to 32 points off turnovers, which helped Albion cruise to victory. Elena Welker (13), Evelyn Wischmeyer (14), and Rain Hinton (15) all contributed double-figures in points for the Britons.  

After suffering their first home loss against Hope on Wednesday, Albion came back strong and locked in on defense. The Britons held Adrian to 37.5% from the field, which included 31.3% from beyond the arc.   

Rain Hinton dominated in the paint with 17 rebounds. This is her second-best career performance on the boards behind her 23 rebounds earlier in the season against Hiram.   

On the offensive end, the Britons assisted 16 times on 25 total field goals while creating six second-chance points. Elena Welker led the Britons with eight assists, which ties her career-high. 

Up Next

Albion improves to 16-4 overall and 8-3 against MIAA rivals. The Britons travel to Olivet on Wednesday for a 5:30 pm tip.  

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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