No. 1 ranked Eagles weave past Arrows in 93-56 win

Forward Hayley Smith knocks down 9 of 10 shots in 20-point performance


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Forward Zoe Miller runs back down the court after making a basket against the Findlay Oilers.

Cade Cracas, Sports & Digital Editor

The Ashland University women’s basketball team has not skipped a beat en route to their 24-0 undefeated record on the season.

After taking on the Ursuline Arrows Thursday, Feb. 9, the Eagles pulled off a 37-point victory, 93-56, while shooting a stellar 62% from the field.

In the first quarter, the Eagles exercised their usual dominance as they outscored the Arrows, 25-11. The key separator between the two teams was a barrage of three-pointers and in-the-paint presence as the Eagles shot 75% from the field to start.

Also during the first quarter, graduate guard Hallie Hiedemann became the 9th player in program history to surpass 1,500 career points.

The Eagles then finished the 1st half leading by 27, 52-25.

In the second half, the Eagles secured the contest with a 23-point third-quarter performance while holding the Arrows to just 12. They were able to empty their bench in the final 10 minutes of the contest as freshmen Sophia Niese and Meredith Randulic received roughly seven minutes of playing time a piece, with Niese recording five points.

In the 93-56 win, forward Annie Roshak finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds for her first double-double of the season, while forward Hayley Smith continued her consistent production with 20 points.

The third member of the forward trio, Zoe Miller, added on 12 points while coming off the bench.

After the win, they now look to travel to Ohio Dominican this Saturday, Feb. 11, to take on the Panthers at 1 P.M.