Hanover women set to face a pair of Ohio schools
HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover women’s basketball team will continue Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play as they face Mount St. Joseph and Bluffton this week.
The Panthers (6-7, 4-2 HCAC) are currently in a tie for third in the conference standings, and will travel to face MSJ at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, before hosting Bluffton at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14.
Hanover is coming off a split in two conference games last week, falling at home to Rose-Hulman 68-42, before picking up an 85-74 road win at Earlham this past Saturday.
Against Earlham, HC went 0-12 from three-point range, marking the first time since the 2007-08 season that they have failed to make a three pointer in a game. The streak ended at 250 consecutive games. Although the Panthers were unable to knock in a shot from behind the arc, they were 25-of-30 from the charity stripe, setting a new season high shooting percentage, .833.
Junior Allison Nash (Speedway, Ind.) scored a team high 16 points against the Quakers, and is leading the team in points per game this season at 11.0. Nash is also averaging 4.2 rebounds per contest.
Freshmen Alexis Nall (Mount Vernon, Ind.) and Maleha Motter (Danville, Ind.) each scored eight points against the Engineers to lead the way for HC. Nall also added 13 points in the win over Earlham. On the season, Nall is averaging 9.2 points and 4.3 rebounds per game, while Motter is recording 8.3 points and a team high 7.0 rebounds per contest.
Averaging 2.8 assists per game, freshman Brooke Todd (Vevay, Ind.) is among the top five in the conference in helpers. Todd is also shooting 90.2 percent from the free throw line, ranking second in the HCAC and seventh in the NCAA.
As a team, Hanover leads the HCAC in scoring, averaging 69.7 points per game. The Panthers are shooting .384 from the field, while also posting one of the conference’s best assists per game mark at 13.2.
Contact: Tyler Jester