BVU Athletics

Late Surge Send Women's Basketball to Win over Eagles

Nov. 30, 2012

St. Paul, Minn.

The Buena Vista women’s basketball team had three players finish in double figures on Friday night, as it closed the game on a 19-6 run, and picked up a 62-50 non-conference road victory at Northwestern College (MN).

BVU led 26-15 at the half and continued to hold a lead throughout the first part of the second period until the Eagles grabbed their first lead of the night (44-43) with seven minutes to play.

Freshman Lexi Fisher (Glenwood, Iowa/Glenwood) then scored five straight points for the Beavers to put them back up by four at 48-44.  After the two teams went back-and-forth for the next few minutes, Lacey Vokt (Audubon, Iowa/Audubon) knocked down a three to push the BVU lead back up to seven (55-48) with just over two minutes to play.  A pair of free-throws and another bucket from Vokt gave BVU a nice cushion at 59-48 with a minute left before the teams combined for five free-throws for the game’s final score.

Junior Susan Kies (Fonda, Iowa/Newell-Fonda) led all scorers with 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting.  She also grabbed four rebounds and dished out three assists.  Vokt finished with a career-high 12 points off the bench for the Beavers, including a pair of long-range buckets.  Senior Tara Lehner (Le Mars, Iowa/Le Mars) also had a career-night, turning in her first career double-double with a career-high 10 points to go along with a career-high 19 rebounds.  She had 10 boards at halftime, and her 19 overall matched a school record set by Dana Janning back in 1990-91.

As a team, the Beavers shot just under 39 percent from the field for the game and connected on only 4-of-19 from downtown.  The Eagles (2-4), however, were only 28 percent from the field and 5-of-19 from beyond the arc. 

Buena Vista evens its record at 3-3 on the year and will now stay up north and play a non-conference road contest at Crown College on Saturday afternoon at 2:00pm.

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