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Women's Basketball - Thu, Feb. 23, 2017

The Grand View women's basketball team played their last regular season home game on Wednesday and were able to hold on in the fourth quarter for the 72-64 win over Mount Mercy.

The Vikings held an 11 point lead at halftime, but the Mustangs out-scored Grand View 20-14 in the third quarter and climbed themselves back into the game, going ahead by one point in the fourth. Freshman Rachel Danielson (Mason City, Iowa) led the rally-back by taking a charge on the defensive end followed by knocking down a three-pointer on the next possession. The Vikings were then able to make their free-throws down the stretch to seal the victory.

Grand View was led offensively by senior Maddie Westergard (Fort Calhoun, Neb.) with 22 points on 10 of 18 shooting while junior Annie Penquite (Altoona, Iowa) chipped in 13 points as she went 3-5 from behind the arc. Sophomore Madison Sickles (Cresco, Iowa) finished with 10 points and was a perfect 4-4 at the free-throw line.

The Vikings out-rebounded the Mustangs 44-31, including 12 offensive boards. Westergard had a team-high 14 and Penquite grabbed six. Grand View shot 44% overall compared to Mount Mercy's 38% and knocked down 30% of their three-point attempts while holding the opponent to 15%. Both teams were 75% from the charity stripe.

Grand View (14-15, 11-14) will play their last regular season Heart game on Saturday as they travel to Baldwin City, KS to take on No. 8 Baker (25-4, 23-2). Game time is set for 12 p.m.

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