GREENWOOD, IN - Transylvania University (3-1, 1-0 HCAC) returned to the court after 10 days off, posting a perfect 2-0 mark last week. The Pioneers won at Spalding and at Anderson to run their win streak to three straight.
Transylvania sophomore guard Nicole Coffman (Liberty, Ky./Casey Co. HS) scored a career high 29 points to lead the Pioneers to a win 77-70 win at Spalding. In the win, Coffman was nine-of-13 from the field, including five-of-six from behind the arc.
Transy ended the week with a 63-51 win at Anderson. Coffman scored a game-high 16 points with two rebounds and three steals to lead the Pioneers.
Transylvania is scheduled to face Earlham and Manchester in conference play this week.
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Franklin College (5-1, 1-0 HCAC) was 2-0 for the second consecutive week, blasting St. Mary-of-the-Woods 122-68 and slipping past Bluffton 58-54 in the HCAC opener.
Sophomore forward Nichole Thompson (Greenwood, Ind./H.S.) scored a career-high 19 points and added a career-high 11 rebounds in the win over St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Thompson added 15 points and nine rebounds off the bench in FC's win over Bluffton Saturday.
Defiance (2-3, 1-0 HCAC), Manchester (1-4, 1-0 HCAC), and Mount St. Joseph (1-4, 1-0 HCAC) also opened the conference slate with a win Saturday.
The Jackets received a career-high 22 points from senior center Kim Comden (Defiance, Ohio/Ayersville) in a 56-50 win at Rose-Hulman. In the second half, Comden scored 12-straight points for the Jackets to hold off a Rose-Hulman rally. The Defiance native added four rebounds, four assists, three blocks, and two steals in the HCAC victory.
Manchester pulled out an impressive 76-73 win at Hanover Saturday. Freshman guard Katie Arterburn (Indianapolis, Ind.) scored 19 points off the bench to lead the Spartans. The freshman hit five three-pointers to help lead MU over the preseason HCAC favorites.
Mount St. Joseph handed Earlham a 72-62 defeat in Cincinnati Saturday afternoon. Freshman guard Heidi McManus (Bethel, Ohio/Williamsburg) led the Lions with 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and four steals in the win.
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