|Dubuque, Univ. Of 9-16, 5-11 IIAC||14||11||22||24||71|
|Coe College 12-13, 7-9 IIAC||21||19||20||19||79|
|Feb. 18, 2017|
|Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Eby Fieldhouse|
|Dubuque, Univ. Of||Indv. Leaders||Coe College|
|#23 Brinker, Emily - 26||Points||#22 Hansche, Mickey - 24|
|#04 Pope, Cece - 7||Rebounds||#22 Hansche, Mickey - 9|
|2 Players (#01,#02) - 3||Assists||#32 Lehman, Jenna - 6|
|Dubuque, Univ. Of||Team Statistics||Coe College|
|37.7% (26 - 69)||Field Goals %||46.6% (27 - 58)|
|33.3% (10 - 30)||3 Point Field Goals %||36.7% (11 - 30)|
|75% (9 - 12)||Free Throws||66.7% (14 - 21)|
|20||2nd Chance Pts||7|
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Dubuque scored the first points of the game, but the Kohawks answered with a big run and never looked back in a 79-71 win over Dubuque in the final women's basketball game at Eby Fieldhouse.
Emily Brinker gave the Spartans a 2-0 lead with 9:08 left in the first quarter, but the lead lasted just :39 before Mickey Hansche (Iowa City, Iowa/City) hit a jumper with 8:29 to play in the frame. The runner in the lane started a 12-0 run by the Kohawks in the next 2:17, as Coe took a 12-2 lead on 3-pointer by Jordan Holmes (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy) with 6:12 left in the quarter. With Coe leading by 10, Dubuque went on a 9-3 run in 1:40 to trim the lead to 15-11 with 3:14 left in the quarter. A jumper by Rylee Claussen (Eldridge, Iowa/North Scott) with 1:11 left in the quarter gave Coe a 21-14 lead after one.
After a free throw by Madison Boer started the scoring in the second quarter, Coe went on a 19-9 run in the next 7:32 to take a 40-24 lead. Rylee Andresen hit a free throw with 1:25 left, as Coe led 40-25 at the half.
Dubuque hit just one 3-pointer in the first half, but opened the second half with back-to-back long balls by Brinker. Coe responded with a 15-7 run in the next 4:27, as back-to-back baskets by Jenna Lehman (Iowa City, Iowa/Regina) and Taylor Huber (Alburnett, Iowa/Alburnett) gave Coe a 55-38 lead with 4:06 left in the third quarter. Morgan Boer hit a layup with :06 left in the third, as Coe led 60-47 heading into the final frame.
Abbey Meyer hit a 3-pointer with 9:03 to play, as the lead was cut to 10. A jumper by Shelby Lehmann (Wadena, Iowa/North Fayette Valley) with 8:38 to play started Coe's final big run, as the Kohawks went on a 14-5 run in 3:28. Holmes hit a 3-pointer with 5:10 to play, giving Coe a 74-55 lead. Hansche hit a free throw with :37 left before coming out of the game to a standing ovation for the final time at Eby Fieldhouse. Brinker hit a 3-pointer with :32 left for the final points in Coe's 79-71 victory.
Hansche had a team-high 24 points in the win, while finishing with a career-high nine rebounds. She fell just a rebound shy of her first career double-double for the third time. Aleena Hobbs (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Washington) had 19 points, while Lehman and Holmes had 17 and 11 respectively. Lehman moved into a tie for third in school history with 445 points scored this season, while breaking the single-season school record for field goals in a season with 174. Hobbs surpassed 400 points for the season, becoming the first player in school history to score over 400 points in two separate seasons.
Hobbs, Holmes and Lehmann each had five boards. Hansche surpassed 300 career rebounds, while moving into seventh on the career games played list with 106. Lehman had a game-high six assists, while Holmes added four dimes. Claussen tied a career-high with two blocked shots, while Lehman had a pair of steals. Hobbs and Lehman moved into seventh in school history with their 79th-straight start. Hansche moved into 17th on the NCAA Division III career 3-pointers list with 299.
Coe was 27-of-58 (46.6%) from the field and 11-of-30 (36.7%) from downtown. The Spartans shot 37.7 percent (26-of-69) from the floor and was 10-of-30 from beyond the arc. Coe was 14-of-21 at the free throw line, while Dubuque was 9-of-12. The Spartans held a 20-7 advantage in second chance points and 19-4 in bench points. Coe moved into eighth on the single-season scoring list as a team with 1,765 points, while also moving into second on the 3-pointers list with 213.
The Kohawks (12-13, 7-9 IIAC) have advanced to the Iowa Conference Tournament for the 14th-straight year, the second-longest active streak in the Iowa Conference. Coe has earned the number five seed and will travel to fourth-seeded Buena Vista (13-12, 9-7 IIAC) on Tuesday. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. in Storm Lake.