Good times roll for women’s basketball

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The Flying Dutch continue to soar to greater heights and build up a new winning streak. The 10 game win streak was put to an end when Hope lost to St. Vincent Thomas College at Bluffton, Ohio.

A new win streak began and is up to four, with the latest two wins against Olivet College on Dutch ground and St. Mary’s College on away ground.

In the most recent game against Saint Mary’s, Hope outplayed the opposition by winning the game 101-49. The Dutch scored 23 points in the first quarter, 28 in the second, 24 in the third and 26 in the fourth. The stellar defense held the opposing team to 9 points in the first and second quarters, 11 in the third and 20 in the fourth.

Hope Forward, Francesca Buchanan (’19), led both categories with a double-double in 16 points and 11 rebounds in a good day’s work. Guard, Madison Geers (’18) led the assists column with four in the game.

They shot a solid 45.3 percent and held St. Mary’s to 27.1 percent. The Dutch out rebounded St. Mary’s as well, with 59 total rebounds compared to St. Mary’s 40. The same goes with assists with 19 compared to 12 and the Dutch bench outscored their counterparts with a total of 56 points compared to 11.

Hope got up early with an 11-2 lead in the first few minutes and never trailed throughout the entire game. They came into the halftime break with high morale leading 51-18. Another noteworthy part of the game was that all Hope players got on the scoreboard and contributed to the teams success.

Hope, (15-1 overall) is having a stellar season thus far and is looking forward to continuing in the same fashion. The Flying Dutch go up against Trine University on Wednesday, Jan. 18 on away ground, where they will be looking to extend the winning streak up to five.

Keep an ear to the ground for updates and results.

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