DETROIT, Mich. – The University of Michigan-Dearborn (1-3) women's basketball team was outlasted against Mount Vernon Nazarene (1-1) on Thursday (Nov. 3) inside the Matthaei Center at Wayne State University. The Wolverines kept it close thanks to 17 points from Siena Smith and 16 points from India Grissom.
Smith led the Wolverines with 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting. Grissom had her best game in her young career, shooting 5-of-10 from the field and 2-4 from behind the arc to end with 16. Smith led the Wolverines with five rebounds. Dearborn shot 43.8% (7-of-16) from behind the arc and 46.2% (30-65) from the field.
Peyton Davis and Angela Roshak had a game-high 21 points. Roshak finished with a double-double as she hauled in a game-high 10 rebounds. Maggie Coe chipped in 14 points, while Emily Walker dished out a game-high seven assists.
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Both teams traded baskets in the first five minutes of the contest before MVN took a 12-9 lead after a pair of Sage Brannon free throws. That score held for the next 90 seconds before Dearborn ripped off a pair of baskets on consecutive possessions from Grissom and Matalina Ochoa. Dearborn led 13-12 with 2:37 to play in the opening quarter. MVN would try to run away, taking a 19-14 lead with 34 seconds left. However, Dearborn would close the quarter on 4-0 run to trail by one after one.
MVN would take a 10-point lead in the second quarter due to seven Dearborn turnovers.
Dearborn would trim that lead to four thanks in part to a Grissom triple and an Ochoa layup to beat the buzzer before the half.
Dearborn took a 48-46 lead in the third after consecutive threes from Abby Fullerton with 6:28 to play. MVN would go on a 10-2 run over the next two minutes to take a 56-48 lead with 4:43 to play in the third. After three, MVN carried a seven-point lead with one quarter remaining.
MVN took complete control of the final quarter outscoring the Wolverines 29-16 to take a 95-75 victory.
Dearborn takes the weekend off before welcoming Cornerstone on Wednesday (Nov. 9) at 5:30 pm.