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Chloe Callahan going up for a layup

Oilers Hot Start Propels Them Past Dragons

Box Score

Findlay, Ohio- The University of Findlay women's basketball team welcomed the Dragons of Tiffin to Croy Physical Education Center Saturday, Dec. 10 for a matchup that dates back to 1984. Findlay now holds a 64-50 lead in the series as they added to that today, coming away victorious by a score of 60-44. 

The Oilers picked up their first Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) win today, moving them to 1-2 in the conference and 4-5 overall. With the loss, Tiffin falls to 4-7 overall and 1-3 in conference play.

Findlay, who had lost three straight entering the contest, took the court with something to prove against longtime rival Tiffin. Four different Oilers put twelve straight points on the board within the first four minutes of the quarter to force a timeout by the Dragons. After the timeout, the Dragons would put just two points on the board and the Oilers would extend their lead further to lead 21-2 after ten minutes of play.

The Oilers continued their dominance stringing together ten more points to the Dragon's three to take their largest lead at 26. With the score at 31-5, Tiffin went on a 13-2 run to end the first half to pull Findlay's lead back to just 15 heading into halftime.

The Dragons were never able to recover from the Oiler's dominant start as Findlay upheld the lead they carried the entire contest.

On the day, the Oilers connected on 22-of-55 (.400) from the floor including only 3-of-13 (.231) from deep. Tiffin was ice-cold hitting just 15-of-53 (.283) from the field and just 7-of-26 (.269) from three-point range. The Oilers outscored the Dragons under the basket, scoring 36 points in the paint to their 14. 

Leading the Oilers was sophomore Chloe Callahan, who has defined herself as a go-to for Findlay this season. Averaging just 2.2 points per game last season, Callahan has averaged 10.4 points per game this season. She recorded 12 in today's game while grabbing eight rebounds. 

Junior Kate Ellis led the Oilers in points scored, pouring in 15 while going 6-of-8 from the floor. Junior Valerie Muhlenkamp led the team in rebounds grabbing ten while also contributing six points. 

The Oilers will be back in action as they hit the road to take on Hillsdale, Tuesday, Dec. 13. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30pm.