DEFIANCE, Ohio – Emily Bernas knocked down a 3-point basket from the corner with 1:13 left and that proved to be the dagger as Albion College held on for a 68-58 victory over Defiance College in non-league women's basketball action.
Albion led by as many as 13 early in the fourth quarter, but the margin was just five when Sam Ervin knocked down a 3-point shot for Defiance with 1:46 left.
Albion led most of the way, though it had trouble pulling away from Defiance. Amanda Larson hit a jumper and Sam Carter tacked on a pair of free throws as the Britons extended the margin to double figures, 58-48, late in the third quarter.
Rain Hinton produced 15 points and nine rebounds for Albion before fouling out with three minutes to play.
Albion continues non-league play on the road this weekend when it travels for a tournament at Manchester University. The Britons have a 5 o'clock Friday game against Muskingum University.
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