The Buena Vista women's basketball team is fresh off a non-conference home win on Monday and looks to carry that momentum into Wednesday night's American Rivers Conference road game at Simpson College.
Who: Buena Vista (4-4, 0-1) at Simpson (4-1, 1-1)
When: Wednesday, December 5 | 6:00 p.m.
Where: Indianola, Iowa | Cowles Fieldhouse
Live Video: http://www.simpsonathletics.com/links/rmlyv7
Live Stats: http://www.simpsonathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2018-19/boxscores/20181205_9nyp.xml
About Buena Vista - The Beavers notched their first home victory of the season on Monday night with a 67-54 non-conference triumph over visiting Nebraska Christian College. Senior Holly Schneider led all scorers with 18 points while junior Destiny Einerwold posted a career-high 13 points and matched a career-best with six boards. Senior Morgan Muhlbauer tallied a double-double with 11 points and matching her career-high with 13 boards. BVU is looking to find its shooting touch as the Beavers are shooting only 35.8 percent from the field and 26.9 percent from downtown. It's had to rely on its defense to keep it in games, and it does rank fourth in the conference in scoring defense at 67.1 For the year, Schneider is leading the way in scoring at 10.9 points per game with Muhlbauer second at 9.4 per game. The duo is also the team's top rebounders at 7.5 and 6.9 rebounds per game, respectively. Schneider's average ranks third in the league. Sophomore Erin Gerke is averaging 9.0 points, 3.5 assists and 3.2 steals per contest. The team is looking to bounce back in conference play after suffering an 86-56 home loss to begin A-R-C play against Coe College back on November 28.
Simpson - The Storm, under 32nd-year head coach Brian Niemuth, are off to another strong start to a season. The team bounced back from its first loss of the year - an 83-69 road loss at No. 17 Wartburg on November 28 - by traveling to Luther College on December 3 and securing an 81-64 victory over the Norse in a game that was rescheduled from December 1 due to poor weather conditions. Junior Jenna Taylor has been the steady force of the team's success all season long, averaging 18.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. Cameron Kincaid is the only other player averaging double figures in scoring at 11.8 points per outing. She's also shooting 46.7 percent from the field and nearly 94 percent from the free-throw line. As a team, the Storm are shooting 44.8 percent from the field and have been one of the more accurate three-point shooting teams in all of Division III so far, making 40.8 percent of their attempts. Defensively, the team is being outrebounded by an average of four per game but forces 20 turnovers per contest.
Up Next: The Storm will host Waldorf College on December 8 at 2:00 p.m. while the Beavers will have a layoff until traveling Las Vegas for the DIII Classic on December 28 & 29.