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62 Trine
40 vs. Denison
@ Otterbein in Westerville, Ohio
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49 Denison
45 at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
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54 Oberlin
72 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
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61 Denison
48 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
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59 Denison
44 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
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47 Denison
49 at #5 DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
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60 Allegheny
92 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
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51 Wooster
62 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
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55 Denison
58 at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
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61 Hiram
76 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
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56 Denison
39 at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
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65 Denison
57 at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
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43 Denison
54 at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Feb 19
70 #3 DePauw
52 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 22
54 Ohio Wesleyan
60 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Feb 25
43 Kenyon
63 vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAC Tournament Quarterfinal
Fri Feb 28
52 Wittenberg
60 vs. Denison
@ Greencastle, IN NCAC Tournament - Semifinal
Sat Feb 29
47 Denison
66 at #3 DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
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Big fourth quarter leads Wittenberg past Denison

Zyah Beal  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Zyah Beal | Photo by Jace Delgado

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio—Wittenberg roared back from an 11-point deficit, outscoring Denison 22-8 in the fourth quarter en route to a 58-55 victory over the Big Red. 

The Tigers held Denison to one point over the first eight minutes of the fourth quarter and during that time they put together a 15-1 run to take their first lead since early in the second quarter.

Despite Wittenberg's big rally, Denison answered when Zyah Beal's layup with 27 seconds left tied the game at 53-53.  After a timeout by the Tigers, Kristie Kalis drilled a 3-pointer with 13 seconds remaining to put her team on top, 56-53.

Beal scored again in traffic with four seconds left to make it a one-point game with three seconds to play.  After a Denison foul, Wittenberg's Kalis connected on two free throws with one second left and the Big Red did not have enough time to attempt a potential game-tying shot.

With the loss, Denison and Wittenberg split the regular-season series.  Beal led DU in scoring with 16 points and seven rebounds while going 7-of-13 from the field.  Lily Morris chipped in nine points off the bench as she accounted for three of the team's five 3-point field goals on the day.  Denison shot 31 percent from the field and 21 percent from long range.  DU did outrebound Wittenberg 39-34 and narrowly won the turnover battle, 13-12. 

The Tigers had four players score in double figures, led by Korynne Berner's 14 points and Riley Culver's 13 points.  With the loss, Denison drops to 13-6 overall and 7-3 in the North Coast Athletic Conference.

The Big Red returns to action on Wednesday (Jan. 29) when they host Hiram College at 6 p.m.