|Coe College 11-11, 6-7 IIAC||25||13||21||23||82|
|Nebraska Wesleyan 11-11, 5-9 IIAC||8||17||22||18||65|
|Feb. 8, 2017|
|Lincoln, Neb. - Snyder Arena|
|Coe College||Indv. Leaders||Nebraska Wesleyan|
|#22 Hansche, Mickey - 22||Points||2 Players (#33,#40) - 14|
|#32 Lehman, Jenna - 8||Rebounds||2 Players (#33,#40) - 6|
|#05 Holmes, Jordan - 6||Assists||2 Players (#15,#33) - 4|
|Coe College||Team Statistics||Nebraska Wesleyan|
|48.4% (31 - 64)||Field Goals %||38.5% (25 - 65)|
|39.3% (11 - 28)||3 Point Field Goals %||36.4% (8 - 22)|
|100% (9 - 9)||Free Throws||87.5% (7 - 8)|
|9||2nd Chance Pts||1|
LINCOLN, Neb. - The Coe College women's basketball team didn't let a five-hour bus ride faze them, as the Kohawks opened the game on a 15-2 run in an 82-65 win over Nebraska Wesleyan Wednesday night.
The two teams exchanged baskets to start the game before a jumper by Rylee Claussen (Eldridge, Iowa/North Scott) started a 13-0 run for the Kohawks in a 2:49 span early in the quarter. Coe closed the run with back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers by Mickey Hansche (Iowa City, Iowa/City), Aleena Hobbs (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Washington) and Jenna Lehman (Iowa City, Iowa/Regina). The Prairie Wolves cut the lead to 10, but Coe closed the first frame on a 10-3 run, taking a 25-8 lead after the first quarter.
Coe kept its lead at 14 or more throughout the second quarter until the final seconds. Coe didn't hit a field goal in the final 3:49, as the Prairie Wolves scored six of the final eight points in the half, cutting Coe's lead to 38-25 at the break.
Back-to-back layups by Lehman gave Coe a 48-32 lead with 5:55 to play in the third quarter. A layup by Addie Wetzel started a 7-0 run for the Prairie Wolves in less than a minute, as Coe led 48-39 with 4:52 left in the frame. A late jumper by Morgan Nishida cut Coe's lead to 59-47 after three quarters.
Coe was in control most of the fourth quarter, but a 12-6 run put the game away just under halfway through the quarter. A 3-pointer by Hansche and layup by Lehman gave Coe the lead at 76-58. Cassie Norton (Mount Vernon, Iowa/Lisbon) scored the final points for Coe with :47 left before KK Mack hit a 3-pointer for Nebraska Wesleyan with :33 left, leaving Coe with the 82-65 victory.
Hansche led the Kohawks with a game-high 22 points, as she hit six 3-pointers in the game. It was the 12th time in Hansche's career she has hit at least six long balls in a game, as she moved into fifth on the single-season list with 65. Hansche is now tied for 18th in NCAA Division III history with 293 career 3-pointers.
Lehman added 19 points, while Hobbs had 17 points. Lehman joined Hansche (2015-16) and Hobbs (2015-2016), along with Assistant Coach Kayla Waskow (2011-12) as the only players to score over 400 points in a season in school history. Hobbs became the fourth player in school history to surpass 1,200 career points, while Lehman became the 14th to hit 900 career points. Lehman now sits second in school history with 158 field goals this season.
Lehman led the Kohawks with a game-high eight rebounds, while Hobbs added seven to move into seventh in school history with 582 in her career. Claussen, Hansche and Destiny Smith (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth) each had four boards. Jordan Holmes (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy) tied a career-high with six assists, while Lehman added five. Hobbs and Hansche each had a pair of dimes. Hobbs, Holmes and Kyna Smith (Baldwin City, Kan./Baldwin) each had two steals.
Coe was 31-of-64 (48.4%) from the field and 11-of-26 (39.3%) from downtown. The Prairie Wolves were 25-of-65 (38.5%) from the floor and 8-of-22 (36.4%) from beyond the arc. Coe was 9-of-9 at the free throw line, while Nebraska Wesleyan was 7-of-8 (87.5%).
The Kohawks (11-11, 6-7 IIAC) return to action on Saturday, as they travel to Buena Vista (11-11, 7-6 IIAC). Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Storm Lake. A link to live video and stats is available at CoeAthletics.com.