HIGHLAND PARK, MICH. - Tarynn Hampton's (Saint Louis, Mo./Alton H.S.) double-double led four Lourdes players in double figures on Saturday afternoon as the Gray Wolves picked up a road Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference victory, defeating Marygrove 63-57 at Ford Fieldhouse in Highland Park, Mich.
Hampton tallied 16 points and 13 rebounds while Ty Ali (Chicago, Ill./Rich South H.S.) and Lauren Tilden (Ravenna, Ohio/Ravenna H.S.) each added 12 points in the victory. Tiffany Scott (Ottawa Lake, Mich./Sylvania Southview H.S.) added 10 points and a game-high seven assists while Tiffani Blackman (Toledo, Ohio/Start H.S.) pulled down 11 rebounds.
Lourdes never trailed in the contest, scoring the first four points of the game and utilized a 12-2 run midway through the first half to build a 24-12 advantage. Marygrove answered with an 11-4 run to pull within five with just over three minutes to play before intermission, but the Gray Wolves scored the next seven points before taking a 35-25 advantage into the break.
A 10-0 run by the Gray Wolves capped with an Emily Orsini (Akron, Ohio/Archbishop Hoban H.S.) triple put Lourdes on top 50-32 with 11:50 to play in the contest. The Mustangs again answered, scoring 10 straight points of their own to pull within a single digit deficit.
The Gray Wolves again pushed the lead back to 11, 57-46 with less than six minutes to play, but Marygrove made one last charge. A jumper in the lane by Candace Minus with 53 seconds remaining made it a three-point contest, 60-57, but Scott answered on the other end for Lourdes and the Gray Wolves held on for their fifth victory of the season, matching their win total from all of 2011-2012, the team's inaugural season.
Lourdes outrebounded Marygrove 46-35and finished with a positive assist-to-turnover ratio, handing out 18 helpers while committing 17 miscues.
Ciara Moore led Marygrove (2-14, 0-9 WHAC) with 18 points while Keara Marks added 12 points and eight rebounds.
Lourdes (5-12, 2-7) will return home to Tam-o-Shanter on Wednesday evening to face Northwestern Ohio. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m.