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Denfeld Paces Women's Basketball in Rout of Dominican

Denfeld Paces Women's Basketball in Rout of Dominican

MILWAUKEE – Senior Holly Denfeld scored 39 points on 17-of-19 shooting to lead the MSOE women's basketball to a 73-48 victory over Dominican Saturday afternoon at the Kern Center.

The Raiders (11-12, 8-10 NACC) shot 56.4 percent from the field and limited the Stars (8-15, 6-12 NACC) to just 31.6 percent in rolling to the victory.

Denfeld fell just one point shy of her own school record of 40 points in the game but set school marks for field goals made (17) and field goal percentage (89.5%). She added nine rebounds and six assists while moving within 21 points of the program's all-time scoring record of 1,790 points.

It was Senior Day and a pair of her classmates also got into the act as Lizzy Hilby scored 12 points to go with seven rebounds. Margaret Pugh added eight points, nine rebounds, six assists, and two blocked shots against no turnovers.

Timiya Ray scored 15 points to lead Dominican. Alexis Hoskins chipped in 12 points off the bench.

The MSOE offense posted its most efficient offensive game of the season, as its field goal percentage was the fourth-best single-game shooting clip in school history. The Red & White also had 21 assists against 14 turnovers and went 8-for-9 at the free throw line. Defensively, the team blocked six shots in the game, as sophomore Brooke Scott also swatted a pair of shots.

The Raiders posted strong runs in each quarter to continually pull away throughout the day. In the first quarter, it was a 10-3 run to break the only tie of the game at 2-2. Then, they went 10-2 in the second to push their lead to 14. Ten-straight points in the third quarter doubled a 10-point lead to make it 51-31. MSOE continued to pull away in the final period, with a nine-point spurt giving the team a game-high 28-point lead at 68-40 with 4:27 remaining.

For Denfeld, it was her third career 30-point game and the second-most points scored in a game in school history and her first since her record 40-point outing Feb. 2, 2016 at Edgewood.

The Raiders return to the court for a pair of road games next week to close out the regular season, beginning with a Wednesday game at Marian.