The Millikin women's basketball team had trouble getting any of their shots to connect Saturday as they lost to Wheaton College 75-53 at home in the Griswold Center.

"It was the tale of two halves as we played hard but we couldn't buy a bucket. We dug ourselves a hole in the first quarter and Wheaton shot really well in the third quarter," Millikin coach Lori Kerans said. "But we outscored them 26-15 in the fourth quarter. We out rebounded them and shot 81 percent on our free throws. 

"We just needed to find a way to get the lid off the basket and get shots in early in the game to sustain us." 

Wheaton (15-4, 8-2) was in control of the game throughout and had a 33-17 advantage at halftime.

Wheaton hit on 44 percent from the field and made 9 of 24 from 3-point range.

Millikin (5-13, 0-9) hit 34 percent of its shots and went 4 of 12 from beyond the arc.

Millikin won the rebounding battle 38 to 32.

Millikin's top scorer was Devin Curry with 16 points.

Lauren Moses had six points and a game-high 12 rebounds.

Kristi Demski had 11 points for Wheaton followed by Maggie Dansdill with 10.

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