BVU Women's Hoops Handed 95-59 Loss At No. 9 Wartburg

13 Feb

WAVERLY, Iowa - Freshman Vanessa Hamlett scored a career-high 11 points and grabbed five rebounds off the bench to help lead Buena Vista on Wednesday night, but ninth-ranked Wartburg College proved to be too much as the Knights handed the Beavers a 95-59 loss inside Levick Arena.

Hamlett was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field while matching her career-high in minutes at 24.  Senior Destiny Einerwold also scored 11 with eight of those coming in the second half.  She finished just 2-of-12 from the field but did make 7-of-8 from the charity stripe, and also recorded four steals.  Junior Erin Gerke scored 10 points and dished out four assists.  Freshman Emerson Else was a perfect 5-for-5 at the line and matched her career-high with seven points off the bench.  The Beavers shot 38 percent from the field despite going just 3-of-18 from long range.

The Knights held a 23-2 edge in fast break points and forced 21 Beaver turnovers to help break the game open early on. They led 24-11 after one quarter and by 25 at the break. They scored at least 20 points in all four quarters.

Alecia Kimball scored a game-high 14 points for Wartburg (19-3, 11-2 A-R-C) with Tori Hazard right behind with 13.

Buena Vista (1-21, 0-13 A-R-C) will remain on the road this Saturday when the team travels to Coe College for a 2 p.m. tip-off with the Kohawks. 

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