OBERLIN, Ohio—Wittenberg women's hoops controlled the tempo of the entire game on Saturday, as the team traveled to NCAC foe Oberlin for a league matchup. Wittenberg outscored the Yeowomen in every quarter except the third, as the Tigers stingy defense and clutch shooting from deep propelled the team 57-51 over Oberlin for a conference win. Sydney Mayle and Alex Kiess combined for 29 points in the victory, as the sophomore tandem guided the Wittenberg offense. The victory puts the Tigers at 6-10 overall and 2-5 in league play, as the team returns to Springfield and is back in action on January 14 against the Fighting Scots of Wooster at 2:00 PM.
- Wittenberg led by eight early on when Mayle sank a jumper from the elbow with 2:11 remaining in the first quarter, as the Tigers led 16-8.
- Oberlin clawed within one point early in the second quarter, but Bobbie Clayton drained a three-pointer late in the quarter to put the Tigers up 26-20.
- Wittenberg led the Yeowomen 30-23 at the half, as the Tigers finished the quarter with a barrage of three-pointers.
- Wittenberg controlled the second half, jumping out to a 38-23 lead after Kiess splashed home a jumper off of a Haley Dannemiller steal with 7:57 left in the third.
- Oberlin would come all the way back within one at 39-38, before Wittenberg took a 43-40 lead into the fourth quarter.
- Wittenberg would stand tall at the free-throw line late in the game, sealing the deal for the team on the road at 57-51.
- Wittenberg shot 47% from deep, as Kiess paced the Tigers with four three-pointers.
- The Tigers forced Oberlin into 26 turnovers on Saturday, cashing in 18 points off of 13 steals.
- Wittenberg returns to action on January 14 against the Fighting Scots of Wooster at 2:00 PM at Pam Evans Smith Arena.