Nationally-Ranked Hope College Too Much for Women's Basketball at Home, 89-44

Nationally-Ranked Hope College Too Much for Women's Basketball at Home, 89-44

HOLLAND, Mich.--Freshman Alyssa Kubik scored a career- and game-high 15 points off the Adrian bench, but the Bulldogs couldn't overcome a bad shooting day and Hope's depth in an 89-44 defeat at the hands of the nationally ranked Flying Dutch (No. 8-tied WBCA, No. 15 D3hoops.com) in a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's basketball contest on Saturday.

THE BASICS
Final Score:  Hope College 89, Adrian College 44

Location:  Holland, Mich.; DeVos Fieldhouse

Records:  Hope Flying Dutch 7-0 overall, 2-0 MIAA ; Adrian Bulldogs 3-3 overall, 1-1 MIAA

TOP 'DAWGS
= Kubik, a guard, shot 7-for-13 from the field and also grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds for another personal record to complete her first career double-double.

= Sophomore Ashley Morris chipped in six points and six rebounds.

= Freshman Sadia Johnson also scored six points--making all six free throws.

THE OPPOSITION
Angelique Gaddy and Elizabeth Perkins led Hope with 14 and 11 points, respectively.

Jacquelyn Schwark led the Flying Dutch with nine rebounds, as the team held the glass over Adrian 53-42.

HOW IT HAPPENED
= The host Flying Dutch held Adrian to a season-low 24.6 field goals percentage (16-65) while connecting on 47.3 percent of their shots (35-74).

= A Morris jumper with 8 minutes and 51 seconds remaining in the opening stanza gave the Bulldogs their only lead at 2-1.

= Hope responded with an 8-0 run over the next 2 minutes.

= The Flying Dutch led 39-16 at halftime.

= Hope had a big presence in the paint, outscoring AC 54-20.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= Hopes leads the all-time series, 63-32, and currently owns a 40-game win streak over the Bulldogs since Feb. 18, 1998.

= The Flying Dutch, who held the lead for most of the afternoon, sprinted to a 25-8 cushion after 10 minutes and wouldn't let the Bulldogs get within single digits the rest of the way.

UP NEXT
= Adrian will make its home debut next Saturday (3 p.m.) when it hosts MIAA foe Olivet College at the Merillat Sport & Fitness Center Video Live stats

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