Kalamazoo's 75-56 MIAA Victory Overshadows Freshman Ashley Morris' Career-High 13 Points

Kalamazoo's 75-56 MIAA Victory Overshadows Freshman Ashley Morris' Career-High 13 Points

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Freshman Ashley Morris scored a career-high 13 points off the Adrian College bench, but it wasn't enough as host Kalamazoo College parlayed 15 Bulldog turnovers into 22 points during a 75-56 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's basketball win at the Anderson Athletic Center on Saturday.

Morris connected on 6-of-9 field goals as she tied senior Antoinea McElroy for team-high scoring honors. Morris also corralled a career-best seven rebounds to lead the Bulldogs, who were outrebounded 46 to 39. Senior co-captain Brigette Cameron dished a career-high five assists to tie for the game lead.

The Hornets' Emily Kozal was a sparkplug off the bench with 23 points on 8-for-13 shooting, including four 3-pointers, and 3-for-3 from the free throw line in just 20 minutes of action. Kelsey Adamski and Grace Smith added 16 and 14 points, respectively. Danielle Simon had a nice statline of nine points, nine rebounds and game highs of five assists, four steals.

In addition to capitalizing on Adrian (9-11 overall, 6-6 MIAA) turnovers, K-zoo (7-15, 4-9) went to the free throw stripe 31 times and made 23.

The Bulldogs made 22 of 54 field goals for a .407 shooting percentage to best the Hornets (.314, 22-70), but K-zoo led 17-5 in second-chance points and did its damage at the charity line.

A McElroy lay-in to begin the second quarter gave Adrian its biggest lead at 16-13, but Kozal came down to the other end and drained a trey to ignite a 16-6 run. The Hornets went into halftime with a 32-26 advantage.

In the second half, K-zoo led the entire time as Adrian could not get closer than seven points. The Hornets led by as many as 26 points.

The Bulldogs will be in action on Wednesday at St. Mary's (Ind.) for another key MIAA contest.