IW women drop SLIAC road game

Iowa Wesleyan traveled to Greenville, Illinois oThe Tigers struggled to find a rhythm on offense and suffered a 72-30 loss on the road.

Greenville’s defense kept the Tigers off balance all night long. Iowa Wesleyan was held to just 11 points in the first half of play. Jordanne Mickley scored the first points for IW on a layup with 5:24 remaining in the opening quarter. Allie Massner and Harriet Fowler each added jumpers inside the three minute mark, and Madison Scholl added a pair of free throws for the final points of the first quarter. The Tigers three points in the second quarter came from free throws by Harriet Fowler and Allie Massner.

The third quarter ended in a tie, with each team scoring 14 points. Iowa Wesleyan scored all but two of their points off of three pointers in the third period.

Darby Massner sank a three pointer with just over seven minutes on the clock for the first Tiger field goal, and Da’Jaah Swolley added a three of her own at the 5:24 minute mark. Darby connected from behind the arc with under two minutes, and Sarah Kavanh hit a three a minute later. Darby and Allie each added free throws in the period.

The Panther defense once again held the Tigers to single digits in the fourth quarter. IW scored just five points in the final period. Darby Massner and Da’Jaah Swolley each knocked in jumpers, and Allie added a free throw.

Iowa Wesleyan was led in scoring by Darby, who finished with nine points and eight rebounds. Allie added six points, five rebounds, and two blocks. Swolley chipped in five points off the bench for the Tigers.

IW will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 12. They will travel to St. Louis, Mo. to take on Fontbonne University at 1 p.m. Iowa Wesleyan is now 3-9 overall and 2-4 in conference play.