One day after breaking the conference record for career blocked shots, Jordan Holmes recorded the fourth triple-double of her career while leading the Big Red to a 48-44 win over Elmhurst.
Holmes finished with 15 points, 19 rebounds and a career-high 13 blocked shots in the win. Her 13 blocks broke her own school and North Coast Athletic Conference records for blocks in a game, which was 11, set in the 2013-14 season.
The Big Red trailed 38-26 heading to the fourth quarter, but DU went go on to outscore Elmhurst 12-6 over the final 10 minutes to secure the win. In the fourth, Elmhurst shot just 2-of-11 from the field. Four rebounds and three blocks by Holmes prevented the Bluejays from making a run.
While Holmes led Denison in three categories, Akilah Fletcher came off the bench and provided 12 points and four rebounds in only 18 minutes of action. Valesha Province chipped in six points, four assists and four rebounds while playing 24 minutes off the bench.
Elmhurst was led in scoring by Mikaela Epperd who scored 12 points and six rebounds while going 5-of-16 from the field. DU shot 41 percent as a team (21-of-51) and were just 1-of-7 from 3-point range. The Big Red won the rebounding battle, 42-37.
Denison improves to 5-2 on the year while Elmhurst falls to 4-2. Holmes was named the North Park University Tournament's Most Valuable Player while Province was named to the All-Tournament Team
The Big Red will return to Livingston Gymnasium on Wednesday, Dec. 2 when they open NCAC play against Oberlin at 7:30 p.m.