Women's basketball falls to No. 7 Hope

Photo by Doug Sampson / Heidelberg Athletics
Photo by Doug Sampson / Heidelberg Athletics

HOLLAND, Mich. -- The Heidelberg University women's basketball team was not able to sustain early success in a road loss at No. 7 Hope College on Friday evening. The Student Princes fell to Hope, 78-55.

The Berg dropped to 2-6 overall while the Dutchmen improved to 9-0.

Maggie Davault opened the scoring with a jumper in the paint. After jumpers by Carli Patrick and Theresa Jackson put HU up 6-0, Hope called a timeout to regroup. The Dutchmen took control with a 10-0 run and closed the first quarter with a seven-point lead, 19-12.

A 3-pointer by Patrick with 6:13 left in the second cut the deficit to four at 28-24. The hosts regained momentum with a 10-0 run and led 38-28 at halftime.

Hope outscored Heidelberg 27-13 in the third quarter and coasted to victory in the fourth.

Heidelberg was led by Cassidy Frank's 14 points. Frank was 4-of-9 from beyond the arc. Davault added 10 points and seven rebounds. Patrick tallied nine points and seven boards.

The Student Princes will look to halt a three-game skid on Saturday. Heidelberg plays against NAIA-foe Rochester (Mich.) at 1 p.m. in the consolation game of Hope's Post-Exam Jam. Rochester (6-8) lost to No. 23 UW-Stevens Point, 78-68, in the opening game of the four-team tournament.