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RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande women’s basketball team will hit the road for the first time this season when they travel to face Wilberforce University on Wednesday.

Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at the Student Activities Center.

In their first meeting of the season, the RedStorm was able to outlast the Bulldogs by a final count of 113-98 to earn a season-opening victory on November 5 at the Newt Oliver Arena. The 98 points scored by the Bulldogs remains the most by an opponent this season.

Last time out, Rio Grande (6-2 overall, 1-1 Mid-South Conference) earned their first conference win of the season with a hard-fought 90-93 home win over previously-unbeaten Lindsey Wilson College Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore forward Sarah Bonar (Hartford, OH) and junior guard Brianna Thomas (Maplewood, NJ) led the RedStorm attack with 27 and 25 points, respectively, while freshman forward Brooke Marcum (Vinton, OH) pulled down 10 rebounds.

Thomas currently lead the RedStorm with 21.5 points and 5.9 assists per game, while Marcum is hauling in a team-leading 9.8 rebounds per contest.

Wilberforce (1-9) dropped a home contest to Point Park on Monday night by a score of 77-68.

The Bulldogs are led on the year statistically by Dominique Fischer, who is averaging 16.9 points and 2.7 assists per game, while Kendra Moss is pulling down nearly eight rebounds per contest.

Live audio of the game is expected to be broadcasted on www.ihigh.com/redstorm with pregame beginning at 6:45 p.m.

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