Dragon women edged in season opener in Painesville

PAINESVILLE — Sydney Turner hit a 3-pointer for the lead with 1:12 to go and Jay Kilpatrick hit four foul shots down the stretch Friday as Davis & Elkins edged Tiffin 78-76 in a women’s basketball season-opener at Lake Erie College.

It was a battle all night, with Tiffin holding a 32-31 halftime edge before the Senators rallied for a 54-47 advantage by the end of the third quarter.

However, TU bounced back in the fourth period, ultimately tying the game at 61 on Kiley May’s 3-pointer with 6:05 to play.

The lead went back and forth from there, with the Dragons taking their last lead when Kristen Massey hit two foul shots for a 73-71 lead with 1:32 to play.

Turner then connected to put the Senators up for good, and Kilpatrick converted a turnover into two free throws with 11 seconds left to push the advantage to 76-73.

Davis & Elkins then got a rebound off a missed 3 at the other end, Kilpatrick drew another foul and hit two more free throws.

May hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for TU for the final points.

Stephanie Wooten’s 23 points, 10 rebounds and six assists paced the Senators. Turner ended with 18 points, Kali Wilburn netted 12 and Kilpatrick finished with 10.

Wilburn and Turner each added seven rebounds to help the Senators hold a 44-29 advantage on the boards.

The Dragons got 18 points from Miller, 14 from Ali Schirmer, 12 each from May and Massey and 11 from Bre Nauman.Deidre McKay dished seven assists for TU and Nauman grabbed five boards.

Dragons slip to Oilers

Tiffin University dropped its final regular season match against the University of Findlay in three sets 25-23, 25-17, 25-22.In the first set, the Dragons and the Oilers were tied at 15. TU’s Alex Tozzie had an ace to give her team a 23-22 lead. Findlay earned three straight points to take the first set win.

Findlay took an early 7-2 lead in the second set before Tiffin used a timeout. After the timeout, TU was not able to fully recover and dropped the set.

The Dragons had a 7-4 lead in the third set, but Findlay went on a 7-3 run to give it the 11-10 lead. Tiffin battled back and earned five straight points. Both teams battled back and forth, but the Oilers were able to pull away with the advantage to earn the win.

Kasey Adelsperger had seven kills, Emily Weithman earned 27 assists and Taylor Lattimore recorded 24 kills.

Tiffin finished the regular season 19-12 overall and 9-8 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action.

TU can’t keep up in OT

OWENSBORO, Ky. — Alderson-Broaddus outscored Tiffin 14-8 in overtime Friday to pull away for an 85-79 season-opening victory.

Tiffin trailed 37-33 at halftime, but made up the four points in the second half to force the extra period.

Exhavier Cooper tossed in 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Battlers in the win and Dorrell Foster netted 23 points and hauled in nine boards.

Mike Mitchell backed them with 13 points and nine rebounds and Sanar Shamdeen had 11 points and five assists.

Tony Kynard’s 25 game-high points topped the Dragons.

Alex Brown scored 15 points, Juwan Johnson had 12 points and six rebounds and Austin Adams tossed in 10 points.