Women's Basketball wins tournament title game

Women's Basketball wins tournament title game

WILMINGTON, Ohio – Evelyn Wischmeyer sparked a 9-0 run as Albion College built a double-digit lead and it hung on for a 74-68 victory over Franklin College in the title game of the Fred Raizk Memorial Tournament.

Wischmeyer knocked down a pair of free throws and a 3-point basket to help Albion forge a 49-38 lead midway through the third quarter.

Albion led by as many as 15 in the third quarter before settling for the six-point margin of victory.

Rain Hinton, who scored 10 points for the Britons, was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. She achieved a double-double of 27 points and 23 rebounds in Albion's Friday victory over Hiram College.

Elena Welker joined Hinton as an all-tournament pick. The first-year guard produced 17 points, five rebounds and seven assists. She shot 7-of-12 from the field.

Wischmeyer added 15 points and Angelina Mendieta chipped in with 14 off the bench by hitting all five of her shots from the field.

Albion, now 6-0 on the season, will have its final tune up prior to the Dec. 7 start of Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association action when it plays host to Great Lakes Christian College. The Albion/Great Lakes Christian game is set for 2 p.m. on Nov. 30.

Get the latest information on the team by following @AlbionWBB on Twitter and Instagram. General athletics news can also be found at GoBrits on Twitter, AlbionAthletics on Instagram and Albion College Athletics on Facebook.

Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality at Albion College. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated competition facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball teams that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email advancement@albion.edu