Albion secures victory on opening day

ALBION, Mich. – Evelyn Wischmeyer scored 23 – three shy of her career-high – and Elena Welker made an impressive collegiate debut by adding 16 as Albion College tipped off the women's basketball season with a 76-51 victory over Case Western Reserve University at Kresge Gymnasium.

Albion seized control by shooting 50 percent in the second quarter as it outscored the Spartans, 22-10. Welker scored 10 points in the quarter, making all five of her shots.

Wischmeyer hit a pair of 3-point baskets in the third quarter to blunt any momentum Case Western tried to build.

Wischmeyer finished the day shooting 9-of-13 from the field, including 3-of-5 from 3-point range.

In all, 11 of the Britons scored in the game.

Albion will hit the road next weekend, traveling to Angola, Ind., for non-league games against Ohio Wesleyan University and Marietta College.