MILWAUKEE – The MSOE women's basketball posted one of the most dominating defensive performances in school history as it routed Illinois Tech 79-19 Wednesday evening at the Kern Center.
The Raiders (6-2) allowed the second-fewest points in a game in school history, while the margin of victory over the Scarlet Hawks (0-6) is third all-time.
Sophomore Brooke Scott scored a game-high 16 points, thanks to four 3-pointers. Senior Holly Denfeld had 15 points, 10 rebounds and five steals in the game, while senior Lizzy Hilby and sophomore Jamie Spanbauer notched 10 points each.
Kaylee Wicka scored 11 of Illinois Tech's 19 points in the game, including six in the fourth quarter.
MSOE led 22-4 after the first quarter and then allowed just one point in the second quarter to open a 32-5 lead at halftime. IIT went 0-for-6 from the field in the second quarter and was forced into 15 turnovers.
The lead grew rapidly throughout the game, peaking at 60.
The Raiders shot 49.2 percent for the game, including a whopping 60.7 percent clip in the second half. They also finished with nine 3-pointers for the second-straight game. IIT shot just 18.4 percent in the game with 33 turnovers.
The school record for fewest points allowed in a game is 18 to WCTC, while this game marks the fewest points allowed to a four-year school. Last season, the Red & White downed the Scarlet Hawks 82-21 in Chicago.
The Raiders close out a busy week Saturday, hosting Marian. It'll be their fourth game in eight days, but their last game for nearly two weeks.