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Tue Nov 12
Final
84 Denison
77 at Capital
in Bexley, Ohio
Fri Nov 15
Final
47 Anderson (Ind.)
71 vs. Denison
@ Hermann Court in Wilmington, Ohio
Sat Nov 16
Final
81 Denison
75 at Wilmington (Ohio)
in Wilmington, Ohio - Damon's/Hampton Inn Tip-Off Tournament Championship
Wed Nov 20
6:00 PM
John Carroll
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Fri Nov 22
7:30 PM
Denison
at JWU (Denver)
in Denver, Colo.
Sat Nov 23
7:30 PM
Denison
at Colorado Col.
in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Sat Nov 30
2:00 PM
Wittenberg
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Dec 04
6:00 PM
Denison
at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Dec 07
2:00 PM
Denison
at Case Western Reserve
in Cleveland, Ohio
Wed Dec 11
7:00 PM
Kenyon
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Dec 28
7:00 PM
Trine
vs. Denison
@ Otterbein in Westerville, Ohio
Sun Dec 29
3:00 PM
Denison
at Otterbein
in Westerville, Ohio
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Oberlin
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 08
6:00 PM
Denison
at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Jan 11
1:00 PM
Denison
at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Wed Jan 15
8:00 PM
Denison
at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Jan 18
1:00 PM
Allegheny
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Jan 22
6:00 PM
Wooster
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Jan 25
2:00 PM
Denison
at Wittenberg
in Springfield, Ohio
Wed Jan 29
6:00 PM
Hiram
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 08
2:00 PM
Denison
at Oberlin
in Oberlin, Ohio
Wed Feb 12
6:00 PM
Denison
at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sat Feb 15
2:00 PM
Denison
at Allegheny
in Meadville, Pa.
Wed Feb 19
8:00 PM
DePauw
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Feb 22
1:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
vs. Denison
in Granville, Ohio
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Capital breaks away in second half to top Denison

Lucy Bancone  |  Photo by Jace Delgado
Lucy Bancone | Photo by Jace Delgado

BEXLEY, Ohio -- Despite a 34-34 tie at the half, the Capital Crusaders totaled four players in double figures as they outlasted the Big Red, 69-62, on Friday night of the Capital/Marriott Columbus Airport Holiday Tournament in Bexley.

Shooting 48-percent from the field in the first half, including 4-of-9 from three, Denison's Valesha Province, Brittany Atkinson and Alison Schafer buried three of their perimeter shots in the first quarter to stay squared up with the Crusaders after the opening frame, 21-21.

After a pair of free throws from junior Isabella Luaces, the Big Red led 32-27 with 3:19 remaining in the second quarter. Capital finished the quarter on a 7-2 scoring run thanks to four consecutive points from Erin Risner and a three-pointer from Elle Folan with five seconds remaining in the half to tie the game at 34-34 heading into intermission.

Both sides traded buckets to open the second half, with DU taking a 45-41 advantage led by four points from Lauren Longbrake. In the final 6:39 of the third quarter, the Crusaders held the Big Red to 1-of-9 shooting and finished the frame on a 12-3 scoring run that included 4-of-4 from the charity stripe. CU carried a 53-48 lead into the final quarter of play.

The fourth quarter was led off by back-to-back layups from Lucy Bancone and Lauren Hofer to cut Denison's deficit to 53-52 with less than nine minutes to play. The next 5:40 of play belonged to Capital as they secured a 10-3 scoring advantage to lead 63-55 with 3:10 remaining.

With less than one minute to play, Longbrake connected on a layup to trail the Crusaders by only four, 63-59. Capital used the final 56 seconds to bury six of their 10 free throw attempts to end the night and hand the Big Red their fourth loss in the last five games.

Capital's Folan led all scorers with 20 points on 4-of-6 shooting from behind the arc, while Risner totaled 19 points and six rebounds. Regan Stonerock finished with a double-double on 10 points and 13 boards, and Annika Wachtman chipped in 10 points and three assists.

Denison was led by Longbrake's 15 points and eight rebounds, while Atkinson finished one point behind the team leader with 14. Province added nine points and three assists.

The Big Red will return to Bexley, Ohio on Saturday, Dec. 30 for day two of the Capital/Marriott Holiday Tournament as they take on Frankin College at 3 p.m.

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