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College women's basketball: Lady Jays overrun by Buena Vista

DAILY GLOBE STORM LAKE, Iowa -- In the second quarter came the explosion. The Minnesota West Lady Jays basketball team had played host Buena Vista JV to a 19-14 deficit in the first quarter and the final result was still very much in doubt.But du...

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STORM LAKE, Iowa - In the second quarter came the explosion. The Minnesota West Lady Jays basketball team had played host Buena Vista JV to a 19-14 deficit in the first quarter and the final result was still very much in doubt.
But during a short stretch in the second quarter, the Beavers put together eight transition layups almost in succession. They took a 52-24 lead with them into halftime and emerged ready to coast, finishing with a 99-67 victory.
“I bet out of their 99 points, 70 percent of their points had to be in transition,” said West head coach Rosalie Hayenga-Hostikka. “They really pushed the ball, and we really didn’t do a good job of finding people in transition.
“Too many easy buckets,” she summed up.
Despite the loss - West’s fifth in six outings - 6-0 sophomore center Brooke Henning had a strong showing. The Worthington High School grad scored 29 points while pulling down 11 rebounds and blocking five shots.
Breanna Nelson scored 12 points - on four three-point tries - and Tanner Gunnink had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Taylor Noid had four assists to go along with her nine points.
Not all the Minnesota West players were healthy. Gunnink is still recovering from an injury. And Nelson played on a tender ankle.
Even so, Hayenga-Hostikka said she was hoping her Lady Jays could have performed better against Buena Vista’s zone defense. Try as they might, they couldn’t get inside of it, said the coach.
Meanwhile, she added, the quick Beavers rained three-pointers on them when they weren’t getting layups. They connected on 14 three-point shots overall.
Nicole Snyder led the way with 20 points while Beth Sibenaller had 16 points, Morgan Magnussen 15 and Holly Schneider 14.
The Lady Jays return home for a 6 p.m. game on Friday with Itasca.
Lady Jays 14 24 45 67
Buena Vista 19 52 71 99
LADY JAYS (3FG-2FG-FT-TP) - Hermeling 0-0-0-0, Nelson 4-0-0-12, Noid 1-3-0-9, Kramer 0-1-1-3, Henning 3-10-0-29, Gunnink 0-4-2-10, Evans 0-0-0-0, Abella 0-2-0-4. Totals 8-20-3-67.
BUENA VISTA (3FG-2FG-FT-TP) - Snyder 2-7-0-20, Poots 0-0-2-2, Schneider 2-4-0-14, Schrank 2-2-0-10, Murphy 1-5-0-13, Long 1-1-0-5, Magnussen 4-1-1-15, Sibenaller 2-4-2-16, Falline 0-2-0-4. Totals 14-26-5-99.

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