Destiny Einerwold matched her career-high with 12 points while Erin Gerke added 12 points off the bench, but it wasn't enough as the Buena Vista women's basketball team couldn't overcome a tough shooting night during an 86-56 home loss to Coe College to begin American Rivers Conference play.
The Beavers were held to only 27 percent shooting from the field, including 7-of-25 from downtown (28 percent). Einerwold and Gerke each went 2-of-3 from beyond the arc and combined to go 9-of-16 from the field overall while the rest of the team was a combined 8-of-46 from the floor. Jennifer Schneider was next in line with eight points.
It was all Kohawks from the opening tip, as they went on to shoot over 62 percent from the field in the contest and never trailed. After Schneider tied the game at 5-5 for BVU with her only three-point bucket of the contest, Coe went on a 14-0 run and led 19-9 after the first quarter. BVU could never find the shooting touch in the first half and went into halftime trailing 46-23. BVU did outscore the Kohawks 23-22 in the third quarter but Coe outscored the Beavers by eight in the final frame.
The Kohawks turned the ball over 24 times while BVU had 19, and the Kohawks held a 46-30 edge on the glass.
Madeline Wilkins turned in a game-high 17 points to lead five Kohawks in double figures. Jackie Feldt had a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards.
Buena Vista dips to 3-4 overall and 0-1 in A-R-C play. The Beavers will look to even both records when they go back to the road on Saturday, December 1, for a 2:00 p.m. tip-off at Loras College. The Duhawks picked up a 93-71 road win at Dubuque on Wednesday night.