YORK, NEB. – Iowa Wesleyan College induced York (Neb.) College into 25 turnovers and took control in the second half for a 73-56 win Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers got 11 points from both Ali DeVries (Jr.-Bellevue, Iowa) and Megan Couch (Jr.-Mooresville, Ind.) in completing a two-day sweep against Nebraska schools. IWC defeated the College of St. Mary (Neb.) 70-45 on Friday night in Omaha.
Wesleyan (now 7-5 overall) held the Panthers to 33.3% shooting (17-for-51) for the game but had to survive 10 three-pointers by the hosts. York (0-14 overall) hit 10 of 24 three-point tries and also out-rebounded the Tigers 39-38 to stay close most of the way.
IWC shot 41.5%, making 27 of 65 shots, and had 16 steals, including seven by DeVries and five by Rachel Mitchell (Sr.-Des Moines, Iowa). The Tigers also hit nine three-pointers of their own, including making four of six in the second half.
Anna Jones (Fr.-Cornell, Ill.) led IWC with eight rebounds and added nine points. DeVries also had a team-high four assists. Kristin Wiedemann led York with 19 points and added nine rebounds and six blocked shots.
The Tigers will take a break for final exams and Christmas and resume their schedule Dec. 29 at the Sioux City Holiday Classic. IWC will open the two-day tourney against Morningside College, the top ranked team in NAIA Division II.
For more information regarding the IWC basketball programs or any of the Tiger athletic teams, contact sports information director Adam Glatczak (319-385-6306 phone; 319-385-6384 FAX; email@example.com e-mail) or log on to IWC's athletics web site at www.iwc.edu/athletics.