Women's Basketball Report (Week 9) - Transy Maintains Lead in HCAC Title Race

GREENWOOD, IN - Transylvania University maintained its lead in the race for a regular season crown, posting wins over Hanover and Rose-Hulman.  The Pioneers (11-4, 7-1 HCAC) have now won three straight since falling at home to Franklin on January 2nd. 

Sophomore guard Nicole Coffman (Liberty, Ky./Casey Co.) was dominant in the two league wins.   Coffman scored a career-high 30 points with four assists and two steals in a 95-66 win over Hanover Wednesday. 

In the Pioneers' 58-46 win at Rose-Hulman Saturday, Coffman scored 16 points with one rebound, one assist, and one steal. 

For the week, the sophomore averaged 23.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 50.0% from the floor. 

Transylvania currently holds a one game lead in the league standings and will tangle with Mount St. Joseph and Anderson this week.

In other action...

Franklin (12-3, 6-2 HCAC) ran its win streak to six straight after notching wins over Manchester and Mount St. Joseph at the Spurlock Center. 

Junior forward Krista Schott (Indianapolis, Ind./Perry Meridian) turned in a pair of versatile performances in the two triumphs.  Schott scored a team-best 11 points with five rebounds and five assists in the Grizzlies' 47-43 win over Manchester.  She added ninen points, five rebounds, and six assists in a 66-54 win over Mount St. Joseph.

Defiance (9-6, 6-2 HCAC), Hanover (11-4, 5-3 HCAC), and Manchester (6-9, 5-3 HCAC) each split their conference contests last week.  The Jackets currently stand alongside Franklin in the standings, while the Panthers and Spartans sit two games out of first place.

Bluffton (8-7, 3-5 HCAC) won a pair of league tilts last week, knocking off Earlham and Anderson at home. The Beavers currently occupy the sixth and final spot in the race for an HCAC tournament berth.

For a complete recap of Week 9 in HCAC Women's Basketball, click here