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Wed Nov 15
Final
67 Denison
63 at Case Western Reserve
in Cleveland, Ohio
Sat Nov 18
Final
61 Earlham
68 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Nov 19
Final
58 #9 Trine
41 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Nov 21
Final
73 Denison
51 at Mt. St. Joseph
in Cincinnati, Ohio
Sat Nov 25
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87 Denison
92 at Marietta
in Marietta, Ohio
Sun Nov 26
Final
76 Carnegie Mellon
57 vs. Denison
@ Marietta, Ohio - Ban Johnson Arena in Marietta, Ohio
Wed Nov 29
Final
61 Mount Union
63 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 02
Final
46 Denison
48 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Wed Dec 06
Final
56 Denison
62 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Dec 09
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75 Wittenberg
69 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 16
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72 Denison
49 at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Fri Dec 29
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62 Denison
69 at Capital
in Columbus, Ohio
Sat Dec 30
Final
63 Franklin
71 vs. Denison
@ The Capital Center (Columbus, Ohio) in Columbus, Ohio
Wed Jan 03
Final
63 Denison
55 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Jan 06
Final
73 Denison
67 at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Jan 10
Final
62 DePauw
48 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 17
Final
46 Denison
59 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Jan 20
Final
62 Oberlin
53 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 24
7:30 PM
Kenyon
Denison
in Granville, 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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Schafer matches career-high in win over Franklin

Alison Schafer  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Alison Schafer | Photo by Jace Delgado

BEXLEY, Ohio -- Thanks to a season-high 21 points from sophomore Alison Schafer, Denison women's basketball returned to Bexley, Ohio on Saturday afternoon where they defeated Franklin College, 71-63, on day two of the Capital University/Marriott Columbus Airport Holiday Tournament. Schafer's season-best also matches a career-high that she totaled against Thomas More College back on Nov. 27, 2016.

The Big Red assisted in Schafer's career-night by shooting 40-percent from beyond the arc and connecting on a perfect 13-for-13 from the charity stripe. They also put together their best quarter of the night in the final frame when Denison forced six Franklin turnovers and totaled 7-of-11 shooting after only leading 50-47 entering the fourth.

The Grizzlies started the final quarter going three of four from the free throw line to trail by only one, 53-52, with 8:22 remaining in the contest. The Big Red countered over the next 2:43 of play as a layup from sophomore Lauren Hofer was followed by Brittany Atkinson's three-point bucket to take a 58-52 lead with 5:39 left in the game.

Schafer kept the DU lead at six, 61-55, as she tallied one of her four three-pointers on the night with less than five minutes to go. Franklin didn't back down as Maddie O'Day countered with her own perimeter jumper and cut the Grizzly deficit to 61-58, but Hofer converted back-to-back layups to increase the Denison advantage to 65-58 with 4:07 left in the quarter.

Franklin made one final push with 2:33 remaining as Kelsey Smith buried a three that cut the Denison lead to 65-63. The Big Red ended the night on a 6-0 scoring run, led by four points from junior Valesha Province, as they held off the Grizzly comeback and secured the win.

Schafer added seven rebounds and a spot on the all-tournament team to her 21-point effort, while Lauren Longbrake added 10 points and 11 boards, totaling a double-double. Hofer contributed 12 points and four rebounds for the Big Red and Atkinson and Province chipped in nine points each.

Franklin's Bayleigh Walker led all scorers with 23 points on 9-of-20 from the field. Erin Bradley also added eight points and six rebounds.

Denison will return to action this coming Wednesday, Jan. 3 when they travel to Delaware, Ohio for a matchup with Ohio Wesleyan University at 6 p.m.