The Grand View women's basketball team played No. 11 ranked Benedictine tight through the first half of play Thursday evening and took a five-point lead into halftime thanks to a buzzer beater by junior Annie Penquite (Altoona, Iowa). However, in the third quarter, the Ravens out-scored the Vikings 21-13. Grand View was able to climb back within three after a three-pointer from senior Mariah Hardeman (Arlington, Texas) but Benedictine held on for the 74-67 win.
Senior Maddie Westergard (Fort Calhoun, Neb.) led the Vikings offensively with 17 points as well as defensively with 10 rebounds. Freshman Abby Penquite (Altoona, Iowa) went 4-8 on the night finishing with 12 points and sophomore Jaci Stumpf (Fort Dodge, Iowa) chipped in eight points and grabbed five rebounds. Sophomore Madison Sickles (Cresco, Iow) had a team-high eight assists.
The Vikings held Benedictine to 38% overall from the floor including 18% from behind the arc while shooting 41% overall and 24% from three themselves. The biggest difference in the contest was at the free throw line where Grand View was only able to connect 5-14 of their free shots (36%) while the Ravens sunk 24-30 (80%).
Grand View (13-14, 10-13) will travel to Marshall, Mo. this weekend to take on Missouri Valley (12-15, 8-15) on Saturday (Feb 18). Game time is set for 2 p.m. with the men's game to follow.
|13-15 (.464)||10-14 (.417)||Lost 4|