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The Buena Vista women's basketball team gave second-ranked Wartburg College all it could handle on Wednesday night, but the Knights were able to pull away just enough for a 66-55 victory inside of Siebens Fieldhouse.
Morgan Muhlbauer scored 22 points, Jasmine Demers had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Claudia Larsen registered a triple-double, as the Buena Vista women's basketball team used a big fourth quarter to get past visiting Central College on Saturday afternoon, 91-76.
Claudia Larsen, Jasmine Demers and Morgan Muhlbauer all registered double-doubles to help lift a late surge by the Buena Vista women's basketball team, as the Beavers broke open a six-point lead entering the fourth quarter en route to an 84-72 Iowa Conference road victory at Nebraska Wesleyan on Wednesday night.
For the second straight game, four starters scored in double figures, led by a season-high 19 points from Holly Schneider, as the Buena Vista women's basketball team wrapped up its California trip with a thrilling 71-67 victory over Cal Lutheran on Friday night.
Both teams struggled to find their shooting touch, specifically from long range on Saturday afternoon, but in the end it was Buena Vista holding visiting Central to only seven fourth quarter points en route to a 56-37 victory to remain unbeaten in Iowa Conference play.
Jasmine Demers set a career-high with 19 points, Holly Schneider did the same with 18 and Jordan Tynes matched hers with 16 off the bench, as the Buena Vista women's basketball team flirted with a school record in points during a convincing 108-77 home victory over the University of Dubuque on Wednesday night to begin Iowa Conference play.
Buena Vista went on a 13-0 run to start the fourth quarter and never looked back, as the Beavers advanced to Thursday's Iowa Conference Tournament semifinals with an 87-61 home victory over Simpson on Tuesday night.
Senior Lexi Fisher scored a career-high 36 points while fellow senior Jasmyn Flynn-Graves added 18, and the Buena Vista women's basketball team won its third straight game with an 83-70 road victory over Central College on Wednesday night to complete the season sweep.
UW-Stevens Point's streak came to an end, while Wartburg's was extended in the opposite direction. Meanwhile Christopher Newport and DeSales are heating up while Sage and WPI stayed hot. That and more in Saturday women's roundup.
Becca Pennington scored 18 points, including four three-pointers, while Jasmyn Flynn-Graves followed with 16 points and 10 rebounds, to help lead the Buena Vista women's basketball team to a 74-62 victory on Wednesday night inside of Siebens Fieldhouse to begin Iowa Conference play.
Nebraska Wesleyan, the lone remaining dual member of the NAIA and NCAA Division III, is giving up its NAIA affiliation effective July 2016 and joining the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference that fall.
The Buena Vista women's basketball team used a big second half on Saturday evening inside of Siebens Fieldhouse to complete the season sweep of Central College and to give head coach Janet Berry her 350th career win with a 68-58 victory.
The Buena Vista women's basketball team looked to bounce back on Thursday following a tough 10-point loss in its first game of the Just a Game Holiday Classic at WIsconsin Dells, Wis., but the Beavers ran into a high-flying offense in Olivet Nazarene, and the team came up just short in a 116-110 loss.
For the second time already this season the Buena Vista women's basketball team was taking on Martin Luther College, and for the second time it was the Beavers seizing control late in the first half en route to an 80-57 road victory on Tuesday night.
The Buena Vista women's basketball team got a balanced scoring attack and took advantage of 40 Bethany Lutheran turnovers on Tuesday night en route to a 91-42 victory over the Vikings in the team's home opener.
A day after making 15 three-pointers during a blowout win against Martin Luther College, the Buena Vista women's basketball team followed it up with 10 more on Sunday afternoon to help lift the team to a second straight convincing win - this one an 86-53 triumph over Crown College on the final day of the Gustavus Adolphus Classic.
After missing out on the Iowa Conference Tournament in each of the past two seasons, the Buena Vista women's basketball team went on the road as the sixth-seed Tuesday night and came away with a big 63-59 victory over third-seed Dubuque.
Susan Kies turned in a team-high 21 points and Lexi Fisher followed with 18, as the Buena Vista women's basketball team hung on in the end for a big 83-79 victory inside of Siebens Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon.
The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced its first weekly honors in 2014 on Monday evening, and Buena Vista senior center Malarie Gilley has been recognized as the league's Female Athlete of the Week.
Senior Susan Kies turned in a game-high 22 points, while fellow senior Malarie Gilley added 13 points and a career-high 24 rebounds, and the Buena Vista women's basketball team held off a scrappy Martin Luther team on Tuesday night, 88-74.
Junior Shelby Wiederhoeft scored a team-high 18 points and grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds, as Buena Vista had 15 players score on Saturday afternoon during a 111-43 victory over Illinois Tech to close out play at the Simpson College Classic.
Senior Susan Kies turned in a game-high 35 points, including five three-pointers, while freshman Sidney Beckman also buried a career-best five long range buckets, to help send the Buena Vista women's basketball team past Bethany Lutheran on Tuesday night, 99-72.
The Buena Vista women’s basketball team used a big 17-7 run midway through the second half to build a 58-48 lead, and used a stellar effort at the free-throw line in the closing minutes to hang on and pick up a big 68-65 road victory at Loras College (16-4, 6-4 IIAC) on Saturday afternoon.
Despite a cold shooting night from the field, the Buena Vista women’s basketball team hung around against #16 Simpson College (11-1, 1-0 IIAC) on Saturday afternoon, but its upset bid came up a little short as the Beavers, fell 62-50. The game was the Iowa Conference opener for both teams.