NOTRE DAME (Ind.)-Senior Joanna Snyder scored 16 points and junior Cenzie Yoder added 13, as the Ohio Northern women's basketball team topped Albion (Mich.) by a 78-54 score Saturday evening at the St. Mary's (Ind.) Thanksgiving Classic.With the win, the Polar Bears improve to 3-1 on the season, while the Britons fall to 1-3.
Snyder shot 8-of-12 from the field and also grabbed nine rebounds.
Yoder was 6-of-10 shooting the ball and pulled down seven boards.
Senior Katie Mengos also reached double digit scoring with 10 points.
Taylor Nugent led Albion with 16 points.
Northern got off to a quick start, building a 10-2 lead, capped off by a jumper from Snyder.
The Britons would respond and cut the Polar Bear lead to 20-17 with 7:24 remaining in the first half.
ONU would respond with a 14-2 run to close out the half and take a 34-19 lead into the break.
Junior Sara Kocian scored five points during the stretch, Mengos added three, while Snyder, Yoder and sophomore Mary Miller each added a basket.
Albion would come out of the break and cut the ONU lead to 40-31, but the Polar Bears responded with an 18-3 run to open up a 58-34 lead with 8:34 left.
Two free throws from sophomore Jordan Kimes gave the Polar Bears their largest lead of the night at 66-41.
Northern shot 33-of-68 (48.5 percent) from the field, while Albion was just 20-of-57 (35.1 percent).
The Polar Bears also won the rebounding battle, pulling down 43 compared to 30 for the Britons.
ONU also scored 20 second chance points, while Albion was only had seven.