Wed Nov 15
7:30 PM
Denison
at Case Western Reserve
in Cleveland, Ohio
Sat Nov 18
1:00 PM
Earlham
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Nov 19
3:00 PM
Trine
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Nov 21
5:00 PM
Denison
at Mt. St. Joseph
in Cincinnati, Ohio
Sat Nov 25
6:00 PM
Denison
at Marietta
in Marietta, Ohio
Sun Nov 26
1:00 PM
Denison
at Carnegie Mellon
in Marietta, Ohio
Wed Nov 29
6:00 PM
Mount Union
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 02
1:00 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Wed Dec 06
7:30 PM
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Dec 09
1:00 PM
Wittenberg
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 16
2:00 PM
Denison
at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Fri Dec 29
7:00 PM
Denison
at Capital
in Columbus, Ohio
Sat Dec 30
3:00 PM
Franklin
vs. Denison
@ Capital Univ. in Columbus, Ohio
Wed Jan 03
6:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Jan 06
1:00 PM
Allegheny
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 10
8:00 PM
DePauw
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 17
7:30 PM
Denison
at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Jan 27
1:00 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Wed Jan 31
6:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 03
1:00 PM
Wooster
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 07
8:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind
Sat Feb 10
1:00 PM
Allegheny
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Feb 14
7:30 PM
Hiram
Denison
in Granville, Ohio
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No. 1 Thomas More grinds out win over Denison

Kelly Arter

Defending Division III national champion and preseason number one, Thomas More made the trip to Granville on Wednesday and left with a hard-fought 62-48 win over Denison.

Two-time NCAA Division III Player of the Year Sydney Moss did not play for the Saints.  Thomas More announced today that Moss will be held from competition during a compliance review that is being conducted by the college.

With its biggest gun out of the lineup, Thomas More turned to its other All-American, Abby Owings.  The Saints took a 17-7 lead after the first quarter but the Big Red responded in the second, powered by senior Kellie Arter who found her stroke from long range.  The Big Red connected on seven field goals in the second quarter and five came from beyond the arc.  Arter scored 12 of her 15 first-half points in the quarter as DU trailed 27-26 at the break.

Moss' absence was noticeable on the offensive end but defensively, Thomas More utilized a full court press periodically to disrupt Denison's flow.  The Big Red committed 28 turnovers in the game and Thomas More turned those into 27 points at the other end.

In the second half, Owens scored 14 of her career-high 27 points, preventing Denison from making a serious threat.  In 34 minutes she also added four assists while going 10-of-24 from the field.  Nikki Kiernan followed with 14 points and five rebounds.

For Denison, Arter finished with 17 points off a 6-of-11 shooting performance.  Jordan Holmes continued her streak of 20+ rebound games as she ended with 21 rebounds, 10 points and three blocked shots while playing all 40 minutes for the third-straight game.  Holmes was named the North Coast Athletic Conference's Player of the Week on Monday for her performances against Case Western Reserve and Wilmington.  In three games she is averaging 14.7 ppg and 21.0 rpg.

The Big Red dominated the glass, 48-28.  Aside from Holmes' 21 boards, Emily Krumpe added eight rebounds and four points.  DU shot 18-of-52 (.346) while the Saints finished 23-of-62 (.371).

Denison will travel to Greensboro, N.C. this weekend for a pair of games against Guilford on Saturday and Lynchburg on Sunday.

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