Nationally-Ranked Hope Doubles Up Women's Basketball, 86-33

HOLLAND, Mich.--Host Hope College turned a close game at the end of the first quarter into a convincing win, 86-33, over Adrian College in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's basketball action on Wednesday.

THE BASICS
Final Score: Hope College 86, Adrian College 33

Location: DeVos Fieldhouse; Holland, Mich.

Records: Hope Flying Dutch 23-1 overall, 14-1 MIAA; Adrian Bulldogs 8-15 overall, 5-10 MIAA 

National Rankings: Hope College is No. 5 by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and No. 5 in the D3hoops.com poll.

TOP 'DAWGS
= Freshman Rachel Bucher had team highs of nine points and three rebounds.

= Sophomore Angelina Goosby matched Bucher with three rebounds.

= Junior Ashley Morris led Adrian with three assists and she added six points.

THE OPPOSITION
= Kenedy Schoonveld scored a game-high 12 points and had seven rebounds.

= Starter Lauren Newman and reserve Victoria Swift had 10 points apiece. Swift led all players with four assists.

= Ashleigh Thomas joined Schoonveld for game-high rebounds with seven.

HOW IT HAPPENED
= Hope had great balance as 14 of 15 student-athletes who played scored a point and nine had at least six.

= The hosts shot 49.2 percent from the field (30-61) while holding the Bulldogs to 30.8 (12-39).

= Hope used a 24-3 run in the second quarter to take control, going up 40-16 at halftime.

= Adrian hung with the Flying Dutch for the opening 10 minutes as the teams' combined for four lead changes and there were four ties. Hope led 16-13 after the first.

= Olivia Voskuil (8 points) made two free throws to put the Dutch up for good, 12-10, with 3 minutes and 49 seconds left in the second quarter.

= Hope also had statistical advantages in rebounding (42-13), turnovers (10-18), points off turnovers (27-12) and second-chance points (23-2).

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= Hope has won 43 straight meetings and now leads the all-time series over Adrian, 67-32.

= The Flying Dutch became the seventh women's basketball team in NCAA history to record 800 victories with an 84-39 victory in Adrian back on Dec. 2.

= Adrian's 13 rebounds are a season low. The 33 points are the fewest the Bulldogs have scored against the Flying Dutch on the road since Feb. 12, 1968 (39-23 loss).

UP NEXT
= Adrian will have Senior Day in its regular season finale on Saturday (4 p.m.) against Alma College. VIDEO / LIVE STATS

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