MILWAUKEE – The Alverno basketball team fell to the Edgewood Eagles at home on Saturday night by the score of 69-41 inside Reiman Gymnasium. Alverno was led by sophomore Sara Redlin on the scoresheet with a career-best 13 points in the effort.
Outside of Redlin's 13 points, sophomore Kailey Kennow netted 10 points on 5-of-10 shooting on the night, including six rebounds. Senior Mackenzie Mathies registered a team-best nine rebounds while also tallying seven points on the night. Sophomore Brittney Hondel made her first career start and played a season-high 21 minutes while tying her season-high with six points.
Senior Karli Selear had four points to go along with seven rebounds and a team-best six assists, while classmate Dani Hood made one free throw on the night and added three rebounds to go along with two assists and a pair of steals, as both she and Redlin led the team in swipes.
Edgewood sank the first basket of the night but Alverno responded as Redlin got the Inferno off with a bang as she connected on a three-ball from a dish by Mathies. The Eagles made the next six points before Hondel ended the run with a jumper off a pass from Hood. Mathies converted on a layup to pull Alverno within one. However, Edgewood closed out the quarter on a 9-0 run to take a 17-7 lead into the second.
Alverno opened the scoring in the second quarter as Mathies made a layup, before a lengthy scoring drought by both teams was ended by an Eagle layup at the 7:50 mark of the quarter. A 7-2 run by the Eagles propelled Edgewood ahead by 15 at 26-11 before Alverno drained the next two shots by Hondel and Kennow.
The Inferno trailed at the halftime break by a 33-19 score, before Edgewood added another 36 points in the second half to Alverno's 21 to close out the game at 69-41.
Edgewood had a strong night shooting, connecting on 50.8% of its shots, including a strong night passing the ball with 23 assists. Rebounds were fairly even with Edgewood grabbing 42 to Alverno's 37 boards, while turnovers were also close with Alverno committing 15 giveaways to Edgewood's 14.
Alverno (4-15, 3-11 NACC) will return to action on Monday evening, when the Inferno make up their postponed game with Lakeland at 7 p.m. in Plymouth, Wis. There is a potential for the game to be postponed a second time due to the impending snowstorm expected to hit the east coast of Wisconsin. Fans are encouraged to stay tuned to AlvernoInferno.com as well as Twitter (@AlvernoInferno) for the latest updates, should the game be postponed.