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
@ Columbus, Ohio 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 20
1:00 PM
Oberlin
Denison
Wed Jan 24
7:30 PM
Kenyon
Denison
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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Schafer’s three leads to win over #19 Albright

Alison Schafer
Alison Schafer

TRUJILLO ALTO, P.R.-- Denison freshman Alison Schafer buried a three-pointer with 0.7 seconds left in regulation, sending the Big Red to a 51-48 victory over 19th-ranked Albright on Thursday morning.

The nationally-ranked Lions didn't trail in the opening quarter, but a 6-0 run to open the second that was capped off by a Gaby Mehringer jumper gave the Big Red their first lead of the game at 17-16. The two teams traded the lead six times before entering the intermission tied up at 23-23.

After surrendering the first two points of the second half, Denison rattled off eight unanswered tallies to take their largest lead of the quarter at 31-25. Albright would shrink the deficit to three at 36-33 following a Jane Joyce jumper with 1:13 left in the period.

Buckets by senior Emily Krumpe, Mehringer and Jordan Holmes pushed the DU advantage to nine two and a half minutes into the fourth. The Lions engineered a 12-3 run to tie the contest 45-45 with just under two minutes to play. Schafer broke the tie with a three-pointer before three free throws from Nina Mazzarelli tied the contest once again.

Following an offensive rebound on a Mazzarelli missed foul shot, Holmes forced a turnover on Shannon Thomas' inbound pass. The takeaway gave Denison one last chance with 12.6 seconds on the clock. After a Big Red timeout, Schafer took a pass from Gabrielle Nottage and knocked down a triple from the wing to secure the victory.

The Big Red shot 39 percent (22-for-57) from the field, while the Lions converted a 35-percent clip (17-for-48). Denison held a 37-31 advantage on the glass.

Holmes paced the Big Red with 14 points and 11 rebounds while also blocking four shots. With her 14-point performance, the senior post moved into sixth on Denison's all-time scoring list with 1,258 points, passing former standout Carolyn Simpson (2005-09). Schafer scored 12 points, all from beyond the arc, to go along with three rebounds and two assists. Mehringer chipped in 10 points and two steals, while Valesha Province and Erica Holmes each handed out three assists.

Mazzarelli led all scorers with 18 points, while Devan Horka had 10 points and five rebounds. Joyce finished with a game-high four assists.

With the win, Denison improves to 6-7 on the year while the loss drops Albright to 8-3 overall. The Big Red resumes North Coast Athletic Conference play on Wednesday when they travel to the College of Wooster for a 6 p.m. contest.

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