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Women's Basketball - Sun, Feb. 5, 2017

With their three-game winning streak on the line, the Grand View women's basketball team hit the road Saturday to Fayette, Mo. to take on No. 14 Central Methodist.

The Vikings got off to a slow start finding themselves down 16-9 midway through the first quarter before turning their defense up and finishing the first 10 minutes up 23-18. The momentum was kept in the second quarter as the Vikings out-scored the Eagles 14-9 to take the 37-27 lead at half. After the break, the Eagles pushed Grand View's limits and got within two points. However, the solid shooting continued and the Vikings found themselves back ahead by as much as 15. The Eagles would get it back to eight before they were forced to foul and Grand View came away with the 94-84 victory.

Grand View had five players finish with double figures as freshman Abby Penquite (Altoona, Iowa) led the way with 21 points. Penquite went 5-8 from behind the arc and a perfect 6-6 at the free-throw line while dishing out six assists.  Junior Annie Penquite (Altoona, Iowa) added 19 points as she also knocked down five three-pointers and went 6-12 from the floor. Sophomore point guard Jaci Stumpf (Fort Dodge, Iowa) chipped in 16 points and was a key factor down the stretch as she sank 10 of her 11 free-throw attempts. Stumpf also added six assists and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. Sophomore Madison Sickles (Cresco, Iowa) and senior Kirsten Larson (Belvidere, Ill.) racked up 12 and 11 points, respectively. Larson also had six rebounds in the win.

The Vikings knocked down 14 three-pointers on 30 attempts for a staggering 47% and shot 80% at the free-throw line (20-25). Although the Eagles shot better overall from the field (46%-43%), the Vikings dominated the rebound battle with 44 boards (16 offensive) compared to Central Methodist's 26 (eight offensive). The Vikings also had an impressive 23 assists on 30 made baskets.

Grand View (13-11, 10-10) earned their fourth consecutive win after battling through six Heart games and four ranked opponents in the last 13 days. They will return to their home floor on Wednesday (Feb 8) to face Avila (6-16, 5-15). Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. in Sisam Arena located in the Charles S. Johnson Wellness Center.

 
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