The Buena Vista women's basketball is set to play both its home opener and American Rivers Conference opener when the Beavers host Coe College on Wednesday night inside of Siebens Fieldhouse.
Who: Coe (2-1) at Buena Vista (3-3)
When: Wednesday, November 28 | 6:00 p.m.
Where: Storm Lake, Iowa | Siebens Fieldhouse
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About Buena Vista - The Beavers are coming off a thrilling overtime victory at Knox on Sunday afternoon, 76-65, to wrap up the Thanksgiving Classic, co-hosted by both the Prairie Wolves and Monmouth College. The team put up a season-high in points against Knox as it continues to look for the hot touch offensively. The team comes in shooting 38 percent from the field overall, but is connecting on less than 28 percent from downtown. The defensive presence has helped overcome the struggles in the early going, as the Beavers are fourth in the American Rivers in scoring defense, field goal percentage defense and second in three-point defense. Senior Holly Schneider, who has registered her first two career double-doubles in the early going, leads the team in both scoring (11.2ppg) and rebounding (8.3rpg). Fellow senior Morgan Muhlbauer is right behind at 10.0ppg and 5.8rpg. Newcomer Erin Gerke has chipped in with 9.3ppg and has dished out 4.75 assists per contest. Cassy Miller, who's last second three-pointer sent Sunday's game into overtime, leads the team with nine three-point buckets (9-of-21) while Destiny Einerwold has the touch from the charity stripe thus far, sinking 23-of-24 attempts. As a team, the Beavers are just 62 percent from the line.
Coe - The Kohawks are in action for the first time since November 20 when it dropped a tough 71-70 home game to Augustana College (Ill.). It began the year with a strong 12-point win at rival Cornell College before rolling to an 84-35 victory over Iowa Wesleyan in the home opener on November 15. As a team, Coe is second in the league in scoring at 77.0 points per game while also holding opponents to a league-low 46.5 points per contest. It comes in shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 43.8 percent from the field overall. Madeline Wilkins is third in the conference in scoring (18.0ppg) with Jamie Feldt and Taylor tied for fifth in rebounding (7.0rpg). Feldt is also among the league leaders in field goal shooting (.571) while also averaging 1.0 blocks per game.
Up Next: Both teams will continue American Rivers Conference play on Saturday afternoon. The Kohawks will travel to No. 18 Wartburg for a 2:00 p.m. tip-off while the Beavers travel to Loras at 2:00 p.m.