The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


January 9, 2014

College basketball: Ashford ends home skid


It wasn’t just the defensive glass that the Saints were dominant of, they also created second-chance opportunities by having 16 offensive rebounds.

“We really got after that,” Kruger said. “Rebounding is an instinct of going after the ball, and that’s what Sarah did tonight.”

Ashford had two other players score in double figures — Panus with 11 points and Briaunna Guthrie with 10. Ashford ended up shooting 41 percent on the night and 8-for-14 from the free-throw line.

Now that the Saints are back in the winning column, it’s about staying there and keeping that momentum as Ashford is set to play two games in the next five days and a total of six in January.

“We believe that we can string together a good run,” Kruger said. “We want to build the right way and being a good team possession-by-possession. We have to respond with what we do leading up to Saturday’s game against IU-Northwest.

“That’s how the best teams get it done by taking care of business no matter what it is, and that’s how we’re going to handle ourselves from here on out,” Kruger said. “I think we’re getting a little bit better, and this holiday break was very important for us, but now it’s time to move forward.”


TRINITY INTERNATIONAL (3-10) — Basha Ramsey 2 3-4 7, Clarissa Woodard 3 5-6 12, Arielle Miree 1 0-0 3, Daja Johnson 0 0-0 0, Abigail Hemmeger 2 2-2 8, Amari Parham 0 0-0 0, Skylar Marshall 0 0-0 0, Joy Corley 1 0-0 2, Kiana Rowland 1 0-0 2, Bri’ana Rowland 0 3-7 3, Rachel Carter 0 3-4 3. Totals 10 16-23 40.

ASHFORD (7-12) — Elizabeth Nardi 3 0-2 6, Janell Anthony 2 0-0 4, Sarah Vozel 4 4-4 12, Jessica Mlachnik 2 2-2 7, Madison Wagner 4 0-0 9, Jennifer Forge 2 0-0 4, Griffin Reed 0 0-0 0, Briaunna Guthrie 3 1-2 10, Courtney Panus 5 1-3 11, Genevieve Johnson 0 0-1 0, Lorielle Little 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 8-14 63.

Halftime — Ashford 34, Trinity International 21. 3-point goals — Trinity International 4 (Hemmeger 2, Miree, Woodard), Ashford 5 (Guthrie 3, Wagner, Mlachnik). Total fouls — Trinity International 19, Ashford 18. Fouled out — Little.



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