GRANVILLE, Ohio-- Denison outscored Oberlin 43-25 in the second half to come away with a 72-54 victory over the Yeowomen on Saturday afternoon at Livingston Gymnasium.
With the game tied at 29-29 after a tightly contested first half, Denison answered with a 13-2 run to open the third quarter. The run was fueled by 3-pointers from Alison Schafer, Zyah Beal, and Lauren Turner. The Big Red shot 78 percent in the third quarter (7-of-8) and while outscoring Oberlin 20-9.
In the fourth, Denison's lead ballooned to 22 with 3:43 remaining after Turner's fifth 3-pointer of the day. Turner finished with a career-high 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field and a 5-of-8 performance from beyond the arc.
Beal followed with 11 points while Lauren Longbrake paced DU on the glass with a game-high 10 rebounds and five points in 18 minutes of action. Denison outrebounded Oberlin 37-24 with 16 of those boards coming on the offensive end. That allowed the Big Red to outscore Oberlin 17-2 on second-chance points.
Oberlin was led in scoring by Cheyenne Arthur's 12 points and five assists. Ally Driscoll added 11 points for the Yeowomen.
With the win, Denison moves to 9-4 overall and 3-1 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. The Big Red returns to action on Wednesday (Jan. 8) when they travel to Gambier, Ohio for a 6 p.m. tipoff against Kenyon.