MILWAUKEE – The MSOE women's basketball team dominated both ends of the court in sending Alverno to a 69-39 defeat Saturday evening at the Kern Center.
The Raiders (4-4, 3-2 NACC) led from wire-to-wire and shot nearly 50 percent while limiting the Inferno (3-5, 1-4 NACC) to under 26 percent in the game.
Three players scored in double-figures, led by junior Kiana Jeremiah's 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting and 3-for-4 from beyond the arc. Senior Shaylan Reardon and junior Jamie Spanbauer tallied 12 points each.
In addition to the scorers, junior Sam Brooker had a strong outing with a career-best 15 rebounds and freshman Amy Reiser notched five points, five rebounds, and six steals in 17 minutes off the bench
Gabby Hood scored 14 points for Alverno and Mackenzie MatHies added 11.
MSOE jumped out early, taking a 17-6 lead after the first quarter. The Inferno was limited to just 2-of-12 shooting in the period and Reiser finished with four steals. The visitors were held below 30 percent shooting for the second quarter, as well, as the Raiders continued their hot shooting at 50 percent to open a 33-19 lead at the break.
The Red & White continued to pull away in the second half, leading by as many as 22 in the third quarter and pushing the game-high advantage to 30 points with 5:29 remaining in the game.
The Raiders shot an even 50 percent in three different quarters and finished at a season-best 48.4 percent for the night. They also drilled 11-of-20 three-point attempts in the game. Meanwhile, at the defensive end, Alverno was limited to 25.5 percent shooting in the game, though a relatively better 31.3 clip (5-for-16) from three-point range.
There were just 11 free throws attempted in the game, with MSOE going 4-for-5 and AC making all six of its attempts.
Every active player saw game time for the Red & White, with 10 different players logging 10-plus minutes. Ten different players scored in the game, with sophomore Kayla Barreto adding seven points and two players joining Reiser with five points each.
The Raiders return to action Monday at Maranatha.