Then F-M started to impose its defensive will, holding WG to six points in the second quarter as the margin grew to 33-24. The Wildcats, to its credit, stayed within single digits until the fourth quarter, but the Hornets would put things away.
Kiley Shoemaker led the hosts with 15 points. Ali Pliszka added 10 points as part of a well-balanced attack where Bri Dolan and Alexis Rios each put eight points (six of Rios' points were free throws) and Charlotte Beers added seven points. On the Wildcats' side, Marie Temara put up 12 points and Melissa Fumano gained 10 points.