Sunday, November 17, 2013
The College of Mount St. Joseph women's basketball fell to 0-2 on Saturday after suffering an 89-69 setback to Kenyon College in the Consolation game of the MSJ Tip-Off Tournament. The Lions return to action on Nov. 20 at Denison University.
Kenyon jumped out to the double-digit lead at the half thanks for holding the Lions' to 30 percent field goal accuracy. The Ladies of Kenyon were also seven-of-15 from behind the three-point arc in the opening 20 minutes of play. The Lions' Mea' Williams connected (West Chester, OH/Lakota West) on a basket for the game's first, second-half point, cutting the deficit to 43-33, but the Lions would get no closer. Kenyon shot 52 percent from the field in the second half, and forced the Lions into 14 turnovers en route to their first win of the young 2013-2014 season.
Williams finished with seven points and eight rebounds while Meredith Hartfiel (Villa Hills, KY/Dixie Heights) led the Lions with 16 points off the bench. Brooke Mosler (Maysville, KY/St. Patrick's) chipped in 14 points while Melanie Monahan (Mason, OH/Bishop Fenwick) added 11 points. Kenyon outshot the Mount, 46 to 38 percent in the game, and out-rebounded the Lions, 49-39. The Ladies were also 11-for-21 from three-point range, to the Mount's nine-of-24 from long range.
Monahan was named to the All-Tournament team, along with Muskingum's Tori Jarrett, Kenyon's Maureen Hirt, Olivet's Kelsey Campbell. Olivet's Stafanie Lang was named the Tournament MVP.