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Final
84 Denison
77 at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Fri Nov 15
Final
47 Anderson (Ind.)
71 vs. Denison
@ Wilmington, Ohio (Hermann Court) in Wilmington, Ohio
Sat Nov 16
Final
81 Denison
75 at Wilmington (Ohio)
in Wilmington, Ohio - Damon's/Hampton Inn Tip-Off Tournament Championship
Wed Nov 20
Final
50 John Carroll
67 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Nov 22
Final
91 Denison
33 at JWU (Denver)
in Denver, Colo.
Sat Nov 23
Final
53 Denison
62 at Colorado Col.
in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Sat Nov 30
Final
65 Wittenberg
70 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Dec 04
Final
75 Denison
72 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Dec 07
Final - 3OT
72 Denison
79 at Case Western Reserve
in Cleveland, Ohio
Wed Dec 11
7:00 PM
Kenyon
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 28
7:00 PM
Trine
vs. Denison
@ Otterbein in Westerville, Ohio
Sun Dec 29
3:00 PM
Denison
at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Oberlin
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 08
6:00 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Jan 11
1:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Wed Jan 15
8:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Jan 18
1:00 PM
Allegheny
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 22
6:00 PM
Wooster
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 25
2:00 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Wed Jan 29
6:00 PM
Hiram
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 08
2:00 PM
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Wed Feb 12
6:00 PM
Denison
at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Feb 15
2:00 PM
Denison
at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Feb 19
8:00 PM
DePauw
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 22
1:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
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Schafer scores 40 in Denison's win over Wittenberg

Alison Schafer  |  Photo by Linda Striggo
Alison Schafer | Photo by Linda Striggo

GRANVILLE, Ohio—Alison Schafer scored a career-high 40 points to lead Denison to a 70-65 victory over Wittenberg in the 2019-20 North Coast Athletic Conference opener at Livingston Gymnasium.

Schafer was 13-of-20 from the field and 6-of-11 from 3-point range. She also knocked down 8-of-10 at the free-throw line to finish with the second-most points in a game in Denison women's basketball history.  The single-game record is 41 set by Christi Clay on Feb. 26, 1994, also coming against the Wittenberg Tigers. Her six 3-pointers also tied the Denison single-game record which has been equaled 10 times in program history.

Denison led 38-31 at halftime as Schafer accounted for 23 of the Big Red's 38 points. She got off to a red-hot start and it continued throughout the afternoon.  Schafer was 8-of-11 in the first half while also leading DU with four rebounds.

In the third quarter, Wittenberg made a push, outscoring Denison 14-11 but Schafer remained on fire, scoring nine of Denson's 11 in the third quarter. 

It was a more balanced attack for the Big Red in the fourth quarter as six players combined for the team's 21 points.  Schafer still led the way with eight points in the final period but a Lily Morris 3-pointer with 1:42 remaining moved Denison's lead from three to six and the Big Red connected on three of four free throws in the final minute to put the game away.

Of games played through Nov. 26, Schafer's 40-point game is the fourth-most points scored by an individual in Division III women's basketball, this season.

Following Schafer in scoring was Morris with 10 points and Lauren Hofer with six points and four assists.  As a team, DU shot 47 percent from the field and were 8-for-17 from beyond the arc.  Wittenberg won the rebounding battle 38-26 but committed 18 turnovers compared to 11 for the Big Red.

Denison improves to 6-1 overall and 1-0 in the NCAC while the Tigers drop to 3-3 and 0-1 in the conference.  DU returns to the court on Wednesday, Dec. 4 when they travel to Hiram for a 6 p.m. start.