|Coe College 12-14||15||17||13||21||66|
|Buena Vista 14-12||24||20||16||20||80|
|Feb. 21, 2017|
|Storm Lake, Iowa - Siebens Fieldhouse|
|Coe College||Indv. Leaders||Buena Vista|
|#22 Hansche, Mickey - 23||Points||#25 Schneider, Holly - 21|
|#05 Holmes, Jordan - 8||Rebounds||#25 Schneider, Holly - 8|
|#05 Holmes, Jordan - 6||Assists||#04 Demers, Jasmine - 7|
|Coe College||Team Statistics||Buena Vista|
|38.6% (27 - 70)||Field Goals %||44.8% (30 - 67)|
|29.6% (8 - 27)||3 Point Field Goals %||37.5% (9 - 24)|
|80% (4 - 5)||Free Throws||64.7% (11 - 17)|
|13||2nd Chance Pts||15|
STORM LAKE, Iowa - Buena Vista had one of its best shooting nights of the year Tuesday, as the Beavers beat Coe College 80-66 in the Iowa Conference Tournament Quarterfinals.
The Beavers raced out to a 7-0 lead in the first 1:46 and never trailed in the game. Coe quickly cut the lead to two as a Jenna Lehman (Iowa City, Iowa/Regina) hit a jumper before Mickey Hansche (Iowa City, Iowa/City) hit her 300th career 3-pointer, becoming just the 17th player in NCAA Division III history to hit the mark. Buena Vista scored the next seven points, pushing the lead to 14-5 with 6:09 left in the first quarter. Coe would again cut the lead to four on a 3-pointer by Hansche with 5:02 left in the quarter, but the Beavers went on a 10-3 run in the next 4:10 until Taylor Huber (Alburnett, Iowa/Alburnett) hit a layup with :04 left in the quarter, leaving the Beavers with a 24-15 lead after the first quarter.
A 3-pointer by Holly Schneider opened the scoring the second quarter, but a 7-0 run by the Kohawks cut the lead to five with 7:43 left in the half. The Beavers answered with another run, this time 9-2 in 3:38 to take a 36-24 lead with 3:52 to play in the half. Coe had the lead down to seven with 1:40 left in the half, but Sidney Beckman scored the final five points of the half to give Buena Vista a 44-32 lead at the break.
Lehman scored the first basket of the second half, cutting the lead to 10 :45 into the half. The Beavers responded with a 12-2 run in the next 2:27, taking a 56-36 lead with 6:37 to play in the third quarter. Aleena Hobbs (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Washington) hit a jumper with 5:24 left in the third quarter, as Coe went on a 9-2 run in the next 3:37. The Beavers hit a pair of free throws to close the quarter, taking a 60-45 lead into the final frame.
Coe had one final run early in the fourth quarter, going on an 8-2 run in 1:24 to cut the lead to 64-53 on a layup by Destiny Smith (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth) with 6:36 to play. The Kohawks would cut the lead to 12 two more times in the quarter, but could never get over the hump.
The Kohawks were 27-of-70 (38.6%) from the floor and 8-of-27 (29.6%) from downtown. Buena Vista was 30-of-67 (44.8%) from the field and 9-of-24 (37.5%) from beyond the arc. The Beavers were 11-of-17 (64.7%) from the free throw line, while Coe was 4-of-5 at the charity stripe. Coe had a 15-6 advantage in fastbreak points. The Kohawks finished the season with 657 field goals, the seventh most in school history.
Hansche led the Kohawks with a game-high 23 points in her final appearance in a Kohawk uniform. Hansche moved into third in school history with 463 career field goals. Lehman added 14 points, while Smith joined them in double figures with 10. Lehman finished the year with 459 points, the second most in school history. Hobbs added seven points and four rebounds, as she joined Amber Karkosh as the only players in school history with multiple seasons with at least 200 rebounds. Jordan Holmes (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy) had a game-high eight rebounds, while Lehman grabbed seven boards.
Holmes tied a career-high with six assists, while Lehman had five. Lehman moved into a tie for 10th in school history with 230 career assists. Leah Goodman (Scottsdale, Ariz./Horizon) and Lakyn Boltz (Keokuk, Iowa/Keokuk) each had a pair of dimes. Lehman and Boltz each had two steals, a career-high for Boltz. Hobbs and Lehman became the seventh and eighth players in school history to reach 80 career starts, while they were the 13th and 14th players in school history to play over 2,400 career minutes.
The Kohawks return four starters next year, but will be without the services of their lone senior in Hansche. She finishes her career with eight school records and the second most points scored in school history at 1,394.