The second-ranked Thomas More University women’s basketball team defeated seventh-ranked University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, 73-55, tonight (Monday, January 7, 2019) in a battle of unbeaten at the Mayborn Campus Center in Belton, Ohio.  The Saints improve to 22-0 and the Cru fall to 14-1.

FIRST HALF:

  • Thomas More built a 32-9 lead after the first quarter and led 46-23 at halftime.
  • The Saints shot 61.5 percent (16-of-26) from the field, including 66.7 percent (four-of-six) from behind the three-point arc.
  • The Saints had a 20-7 advantage on points off turnovers.
  • Thomas More out-rebounded the Cru 18-10.
  • Senior guard Madison Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) led the team in scoring with 12 points.
  • Junior guard Kaela Saner (Florence, Ky./Boone County) added nine points.
  • Junior forward Emily Schultz (Melbourne, Ky./Bishop Brossart) tallied eight points and four rebounds.

SECOND HALF:

  • Thomas More led 59-36 after three quarters and then posted the 73-55 victory.
  • The Saints had an 18-12 advantage on points in the paint in the second half.
  • Schultz scored 11 points and pulled down six rebounds in the half.
  • Senior forward Shelby Rupp (Milan, Ind./Batesville) added eight points and three rebounds in the closing half.

NOTABLES:

  • Thomas More shot 48.1 percent (25-of-52) from the field, including 40 percent (four-of-10) from behind the three-point arc.
  • The Saints out-scored the Cru 38-28 in the paint and 26-16 off turnovers.
  • Schultz finished with a double-double as she scored a game-high-tying 19 points and pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds.
  • Temple had 16 points, five rebounds and two assists.
  • Rupp added 12 points, five rebounds and four assists.
  • Saner just missed double-figure scoring with nine points.

UP NEXT:

  • Thomas More is now idle until January 26 when it travels to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania to play Geneva College at 1 p.m. inside Metheny Fieldhouse.

Newspaper Box Score
Thomas More vs Mary Hardin-Baylor
01/07/19 6 p.m. CST at Belton, Texas – Mayborn Campus Center
At Belton, Texas – Mayborn Campus Center
THOMAS MORE 73, MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR 55

THOMAS MORE (22-0)
Emily Schultz 7-12 5-8 19; Madison Temple 4-11 8-9 16; Shelby Rupp 4-7 4-4
12; Kaela Saner 3-7 0-0 9; Asyah Mitchell 2-3 2-2 6; Briana McNutt 2-3 0-0
5; Michaela Ware 2-4 0-0 4; Hayden White 1-1 0-0 2; Lucy Carrigan 0-2 0-0 0;
Kelly Clapper 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 25-52 19-23 73.
MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR (14-1)
Hannah Holt 7-14 5-6 19; Alicia Blackwell 4-12 3-4 12; Aubrie Elliott 3-5
0-0 6; Madison McCoy 1-4 1-2 4; Allaira Jones 2-5 0-0 4; Kendall Rollins 0-5
4-4 4; Bethany McLeod 1-1 0-0 3; D’Ashaih Williams 0-0 2-2 2; Brooke Elliott
0-3 1-2 1; A’Lexiss Benton 0-1 0-0 0; Ashley Caldwell 0-0 0-2 0. Totals
18-50 16-22 55.
Thomas More……………….   32   14   13   14  –   73
Mary Hardin-Baylor…………    9   14   13   19  –   55
3-point goals–Thomas More 4-10 (Kaela Saner 3-5; Briana McNutt 1-2; Kelly
Clapper 0-1; Madison Temple 0-1; Emily Schultz 0-1), Mary Hardin-Baylor 3-11
(Alicia Blackwell 1-4; Madison McCoy 1-1; Bethany McLeod 1-1; Kendall
Rollins 0-1; Brooke Elliott 0-1; Aubrie Elliott 0-1; Hannah Holt 0-2).
Fouled out–Thomas More-None, Mary Hardin-Baylor-None. Rebounds–Thomas More
39 (Emily Schultz 10), Mary Hardin-Baylor 25 (Allaira Jones 4).
Assists–Thomas More 16 (Shelby Rupp 4), Mary Hardin-Baylor 12 (Brooke
Elliott 4). Total fouls–Thomas More 21, Mary Hardin-Baylor 19. Technical
fouls–Thomas More-None, Mary Hardin-Baylor-None. A-278
TMU is ranked No. 2 in the nation and UMHB is ranked No. 7.

Cory Blackson 
Assistant Athletic Director – Compliance and Communication
Thomas More University

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