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Findlay Sails Past Davenport on the Road

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Grand Rapids, Mich.- The University of Findlay women's basketball team hit the road for the first time this year as they took on Davenport University tonight, Nov. 18, 2022. The Oilers came away victorious by a score of 62-46. This brings Findlay to a 2-1 record on the year. Davenport falls to 1-2 on the season.

Findlay started off the game with a steal by junior Kate Ellis to set the tone of the game and put the first points on the board for the Oilers. However, the Panthers took an early 8-4 lead. The Oilers, who have been struggling on offense this year, then scored 15 unanswered points to take a 19-8 lead with a ten point lead going into the second quarter.

The Oilers kept their lead throughout the second quarter, going into halftime with a nine point lead over the home team.

Findlay kept adding to their lead throughout the third and fourth quarters. Their largest lead came in the fourth quarter with five minutes remaining in the contest where the Oilers led the Panthers by 23. The Panthers didn't go away easily as they then scored seven unanswered. But it was ultimately Findlay who bombarded Davenport in the evening matchup.

On the night, the Oilers connected on an impressive 26-of-55 (.473) from the floor including only 2-of-10 (.200) from deep. Davenport hit just 17-of-57 (.298) from the field and 6-of-23 (.261) from three-point range. Findlay recorded 39 rebounds while Davenport grabbed 38. The Oilers outscored the Panthers under the basket, scoring 40 points in the paint to their 18. The most apparent advantage for Findlay came off the bench as they scored 30 points to Davenport's 15.

Leading the way for the Oilers were juniors Kate Ellis and Valerie Muhlenkamp. Ellis recorded 11 points going 4-9 on the floor. She also led the team in rebounds, grabbing eight. Muhlenkamp chipped in ten points on 5-9 on the floor. She also added four boards.

Senior Lauren Hapgood and sophomore Janae Hoying both contributed nine points. 

Senior Serena Sammarone led the team in assists, finishing with four.

The Oilers will be back in action tomorrow at 3pm as they take on #1 Grand Valley State University at the Fieldhouse Arena.