HANOVER, Ind. – The Defiance College women's basketball team dropped an away contest at Hanover College, where the Yellow Jackets fell 86-49 to the Panthers on Saturday afternoon.
Despite a couple of early baskets by the Yellow Jackets, the Panthers took a 43-22 lead headed into the locker room. Even with an offensive push by the senior, Liz Martin (Bellefontaine, Ohio / Bellefontaine), in the second half, Defiance was unable to come within striking range of Hanover, suffering an 86-49 loss.
As a team, DC shot 36.5 percent (19-52) from the field while being held to just 18 points from beyond the arc by the strong Panther defense. The Purple and Gold recorded 36 points off the bench as a plethora of Yellow Jackets found their way into the action.
On the day, Martin led the Purple and Gold in scoring with 8 points. Briawna Francis (Indianapolis, Ind./Avon) distributed the ball well for the Yellow Jackets tallying four assists, one steal, and a field goal.
"Liz Martin and Bri Francis played well for us tonight," Defiance head coach Allan King Jr. said. "Both did a good job of just playing how we are supposed to play and giving great effort."
The loss brings the Defiance record to 6-11 overall and 5-5 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play. The Jackets will be back in action on Wednesday, January 29, as they travel to Anderson University to take on the Ravens. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 pm.