Pioneers women score season-high in road win at Defiance

Shelby Boyle

Defiance, Ohio – The Transylvania women's basketball team unleashed its offense for a season-high output, winning 95-58 over the Defiance College Yellow Jackets on Saturday afternoon at the Karl H. Weaner Center.

Sophomore guard Shelby Boyle tallied her third double-double in four games to headline four different Pioneer starters in double-digit scoring. Boyle produced 16 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and one steal while shooting 6-for-12 from the floor in Saturday's victory.

Senior forward Rachel Cox powered in a game-high 17 points to lead the scoring for Transylvania while adding six rebounds, three assists, four blocks, and a steal.

Sophomore guard Ashton Woodard hit 6-of-9 shots for 13 points while junior guard Kristen Hayes hit all three of her field goal attempts to finish with 10 points.

Transylvania outscored Defiance 25-19 in the opening quarter to set the tone for their high-scoring day, the first time this season the Pioneers have put up more than 85 points in a game.

The Pioneers' offense was unrivaled on Saturday as they shot 62.5 percent from the field for the game and 50 percent from three-point range. Transylvania outscored Defiance in all four quarters to pull away for the sizable victory.

The win elevated Transylvania's record to 18-5 overall, and 13-3 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play with two games remaining in the regular season; the Pioneers currently hold sole possession of second place in the conference standings.

Defiance dropped to 7-16 overall, and 5-11 in conference play.

Transylvania next plays on Wednesday, February 14 at Franklin College in its final away game of the regular season. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. from the Spurlock Center.

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