Hiram women's basketball team wins back-to-back games for first time this season

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Women's Basketball

Hiram 57, Wittenberg 54

Make it two in a row for the Terriers, who snapped a four-game losing streak on Tuesday in Oberlin with a 70-58. On Friday, the team turned it into a winning streak, turning back visiting Wittenberg by a final score of 57-54. The chance for a three-game streak will present itself tonight, when the Terriers host DePauw at 2 p.m. at Price Gymnasium.

Hiram (8-13, 3-9 NCAC) was led offensively by Calysia Smyers' 13 points on 4-of-6 from the floor, including a pair from behind the 3-point line, and 3-of-4 from the free-throw line. She was joined in double-digits by Danielle Day and Chrsty Griffin, with both scoring 12 points. Day added a game-high 11 rebounds and four assists to complete her all-around game.

After Hiram fell behind 28-24 at halftime, they went on to bypass Wittenberg (9-11, 5-6 NCAC) in the second half.

Wittenberg was led in scoring by Enri Small, who finished with 12 points.

Wittenberg led by as many as six points in the first 7:14 of the second half, including a 39-33 margin with 12:46 left in the game. Hiram then made another run thanks to a three-pointer by senior guard Calysia Smyers and a basket by senior forward Brenna Host to pull Hiram to within a point, 39-38, at the 11:50 mark.

Hiram shot 36.7 percent (18-of-49) from the field and a solid 81.8 percent (18-of-22) at the charity stripe.

-- Staff report

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