Saint Mary's vs. Albion

Basketball - Kessler Sets Three Point in Loss to Albion

Box Score

NOTRE DAME, IN – Kati Till tallied her fourth double-double of the season with a 17-point, 12-rebound effort in leading
Albion past Saint Mary’s 78-70 Saturday afternoon in MIAA basketball action.

During the game Saint Mary’s guard Alison Kessler nailed four three-pointers to become the College’s all-time leader in three-point shots made. The senior has connected on 133 shots from beyond the arc during her four years which surpasses Bridget Boyce’s record of 130 set from 2002-2006.

Saint Mary’s jumped out to a 6-0 lead less than three minutes into the contest, forcing the Britons (17-4, 10-3 MIAA) into an early timeout.
Albion responded by going on a 13-2 run as they took a 13-8 lead with 12:30 remaining in the half. Neither team held a lead larger than five points for the remainder of the period.

The Belles (9-12, 5-8 MIAA) eventually regained the lead at 32-29 with a Kessler three-pointer at the 3:34 mark.
Albion retook their lead with a Melissa Shaw jumper at 35-34 with 1:40 left. After Nicole Beier tied the score at 35 on a free throw with 26 seconds remaining, Albion scored the final two baskets of the half in the final five seconds of the frame in taking a 39-35 lead at halftime.

Albion came out of locker room by going on a 16-4 scoring spurt during the first 9:25 of the second half in taking a 55-39 lead. The Belles fought back and got their deficit down to five points at 67-62 on a pair of free throws from Kessler with 2:46 left. It was as close as Saint Mary’s would get as
Albion went 9-for-10 from the foul line to seal the victory.

Kessler’s record afternoon came on a day were she scored 28 points on an 8-for-15 effort from the field, including a 4-of-7 performance from beyond the arc, while nailing all eight of her foul shots.

Erin Newsom also posted double figures for the Belles by scoring 12 points in 35 minutes. Newsom and Anna Kammrath each grabbed a team best nine rebounds.

In addition to Till’s efforts, Brittany Kemperman (18) and Shaw (17) also scored in double figures for
Albion.