ADRIAN, Mich.--Senior Antoinea McElroy posted game highs of 23 points and 11 rebounds to help Adrian College repel visiting Kalamazoo College, 63-54, in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's basketball action on Wednesday at the Merillat Sport and Fitness Center.
The Bulldogs even their overall record to 6-6 and improve to 3-1 in the MIAA after Adrian made its 2016 debut at home, while the Hornets dip to 4-9 on the season and 1-4 in the conference after their sixth-straight road loss.
Emily Kozal led the Hornets with 17 points and Kelsey Adamski chipped in 12. Claire Slaughter grabbed a team-best 11 rebounds and she contributed nine points.
Adrian led wire-to-wire, building as much as a 16-point lead in the second half, and held K-zoo to just 23.8 percent (15-63) field goal shooting on the evening.
The Bulldogs shot 52.9 percent (18-34) from the floor in the first half to take a 39-29 lead at the intermission. In the second half, the Hornets trailed by double digits for all but 30 seconds for the final margin.
All 11 Adrian student-athletes in the lineup scored at least one bucket.
The Bulldogs couldn't generate anything at the free throw line, going 0-for-2, and turned the ball over 18 times, but were able to offset that by using their depth. The Adrian bench outscored K-zoo, 24-5, and won the glass (48-46 rebounds).
Senior Jorden York (4 points) and senior co-captain Amber McCullough (4 points) led a strong AC passing game with eight and five assists, respectively. As a team, Adrian dished a season-high 21 assists.
Adrian will host St. Mary's (Ind.) in another MIAA matchup at 3 p.m. Saturday.