Thomas More University senior guard Madison Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) recorded a triple double tonight (Wednesday, November 14, 2018) to lead the fifth-ranked Saints to a 95-69 win over Midway University in the Saints’ home opener at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.

FIRST QUARTER:

  • The Saints led 23-13 after one quarter.
  • Thomas More shot 47.6 percent from the field in the quarter.
  • First-year guard Asyah Mitchell (Kenton County, Ky./Cooper) scored eight points in the first quarter.

SECOND QUARTER:

  • Midway opened the quarter on a 9-2 run cut the lead to 25-22 with 6:14 to play in the quarter.
  • Thomas More answered with a 17-3 lead to increase the lead to 42-25 on a Mitchell lay-up with 1:30 to play in the quarter.
  • The Saints led 44-32 at intermission.

THIRD QUARTER:

  • The Saints out-scored Midway 29-14 in the third quarter to build a 73-46 lead.
  • Thomas More shot 57.1 percent from the field in the third quarter.
  • Junior guard Kaela Saner (Florence, Ky./Boone County) scored 13 points in the quarter
  • Temple finished with nine points in the quarter.

FOURTH QUARTER:

  • Thomas More led by as many as 32 points in the quarter when sophomore forward Allison Gribben (Edgewood, Ky./Notre Dame Academy) made a lay-up with 3:00 to play in the game.
  • 14 Saints played at least one minute in the fourth quarter.

NOTEABLES:

  • Thomas More improve to 2-0.
  • Midway falls to 1-3.
  • The Saints shot 49.4 percent (40-of-81) from the field.
  • Thomas More out-scored Midway 54-24 in the paint, 28-18 off turnovers and 28-6 on second chance points.
  • Temple, who was named the Jimmy John’s Player of the Game, had 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to record her triple double and added three blocks and five steals.
  • Mitchell finished the game with 17 points and six rebounds.
  • Saner had 16 points in the game.
  • Sophomore guard Hayden White (Milford, Ohio/Milford) had seven rebounds.
  • Senior forward Shelby Rupp (Milan, Ind./Batesville) had eight points and seven rebounds.
  • Senior guard Kelly Clapper (Newark, Ohio/Newark Catholic) finished with seven points and three rebounds.
  • Sophomore guard Briana McNutt (Maysville, Ky./Mason County) finished with six rebounds.

UP NEXT:

  • The Saints return to action on Friday and Saturday (November 16-17) when they travel to Danville, Kentucky to play in Centre College Tournament.
  • Thomas More will play Convenant College on Friday at 5 p.m. and Meredith College at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Newspaper Box Score

Midway vs Thomas More

11/14/18 7 p.m. at Crestview Hills, Ky. – Connor Center

At Crestview Hills, Ky. – Connor Center

THOMAS MORE 95, MIDWAY 69

MIDWAY (1-3)

Haleigh Yazell 9-22 1-1 22; Lauren Boehm 2-5 4-8 8; Madison Jones 3-6 0-1 7;

Leah Shelley 3-4 0-0 7; Olivia Morabito 2-4 0-0 5; Arryn Dochenetz 2-5 0-0

5; Kelsee Kinder 1-4 1-3 4; Allyson Callahan 1-2 0-0 3; Sierra Graham 0-1

2-2 2; Jill Enix 1-1 0-0 2; Olivia Hogan 1-1 0-0 2; Kindall Talley 1-5 0-0

2; Lauren Alexander 0-0 0-0 0; Destiny Chaidez 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 26-65 8-15

69.

THOMAS MORE (2-0)

Madison Temple 10-17 3-4 26; Asyah Mitchell 8-11 0-1 17; Kaela Saner 7-14

0-0 16; Shelby Rupp 4-7 0-0 8; Kelly Clapper 3-7 0-0 7; Hayden White 3-3 0-0

6; Jules Howard 2-3 1-1 6; Briana McNutt 1-8 1-2 4; Allison Gribben 1-2 0-0

2; Megan Buckner 1-3 0-1 2; Emily Schultz 0-0 1-2 1; Syarra Sellers 0-1 0-0

0; Kylie Anderson 0-1 0-0 0; Heaven Evans 0-1 0-0 0; Lucy Carrigan 0-2 0-0

0; Caroline Buddenberg 0-0 0-0 0; Michaela Ware 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 40-81 6-11

95.

Midway……………………   13   19   14   23  –   69

Thomas More……………….   23   21   29   22  –   95

3-point goals–Midway 9-21 (Haleigh Yazell 3-10; Madison Jones 1-1; Allyson

Callahan 1-1; Arryn Dochenetz 1-2; Olivia Morabito 1-3; Leah Shelley 1-1;

Kelsee Kinder 1-2; Kindall Talley 0-1), Thomas More 9-28 (Madison Temple

3-6; Kaela Saner 2-8; Asyah Mitchell 1-2; Briana McNutt 1-3; Kelly Clapper

1-3; Jules Howard 1-2; Syarra Sellers 0-1; Heaven Evans 0-1; Lucy Carrigan

0-2). Fouled out–Midway-None, Thomas More-None. Rebounds–Midway 24 (Lauren

Boehm 7), Thomas More 53 (Madison Temple 10). Assists–Midway 10 (Kindall

Talley 2), Thomas More 24 (Madison Temple 10). Total fouls–Midway 16,

Thomas More 15. Technical fouls–Midway-None, Thomas More-None. A-826

TMU ranked No. 5 in both Division III national polls.

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

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