INDIANOLA - Destiny Einerwold again set a career-high with 16 points while Morgan Muhlbauer also tallied 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds, but it wasn't near enough for the Buena Vista women's basketball team on Wednesday night, as the Beavers couldn't overcome a rough shooting night while falling at Simpson College 82-56.
Einerwold sets a new career-high in points for the second straight game and the third time in the last four games. She was 5-of-13 from the field and matches a career-best in made field goals. Muhlbauer narrowly missed on a second straight double-double but also chipped in with three assists and three blocks. Her seven made field goals also matched a career-best which she has done seven times in her career.
Buena Vista was 20-of-56 from the field (35.7 percent) and just 4-of-17 from downtown (23.5 percent).
The Storm made nine more field goals than BVU, despite being held to under 40 percent shooting. They were also 17-of-21 at the free-throw line and held a 27-15 advantage in points off turnovers. BVU turned the ball over 33 times compared to only 15 for Simpson.
Jenna Taylor went 11-of-15 from the floor for the Storm (5-1, 2-1 A-R-C) and turned in a game-high 25 points.
Buena Vista led 8-7 with just over six minutes to go in the first quarter before the Storm went on a 10-0 run over the next four minutes and led 23-15 after one quarter. It was all Simpson in the second as it broke the game open by outscoring the Beavers 19-8 in the period. BVU was just 4-of-15 from the field overall in the quarter. Simpson then outscored the Beavers by five in the third quarter to build a 63-40 heading to the fourth. BVU outscored the Storm 16-14 in the final frame but the game was well out of reach by then.
Buena Vista dips back under .500 at 4-5 and is now 0-2 in conference play. The Beavers are now off until playing a make-up game at Loras College next Thursday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.