Iowa Central women win big at home
Pushing its winning streak to three straight games, the Iowa Central women’s basketball team rolled to a 91-61 victory over Buena Vista JV Tuesday night at Hodges Fieldhouse.
Lydia Harvey, a St. Edmond graduate and High Point University recruit, led the way for the seventh-ranked(NJCAA Div. II) Tritons (5-1 overall) with 19 points and four assists.
Miliakere Koyamainavure (17), Babaye Oja (16), Ashley Ray (13), Hannah Lentsch (11) and Katie Dentlinger (10) all scored in double figures, as well, for Iowa Central. Dentlinger grabbed 11 rebounds, while Lentsch (St. Edmond) added eight boards.
“It was kind of a sloppy game, but it was nice to see six players get in double figures,” said ICCC head coach Craig Carlson. “We shot just 16-for-30 at the free throw line, and missed a lot of easy opportunities, which is a little concerning and kind of a carbon copy of how we started out last year.”
Triton sophomore point guard Theresa Doyle (St. Edmond) was also forced out of action early with an apparent right knee injury.
Next game for Iowa Central is Friday when it hosts Wartburg JV. Tip is set for 7 p.m.
IOWA CENTRAL 91, BUENA VISTA JV 61
Iowa Central Lydia Harey 19, Miliakere Koyamainavure 17, Babaye Oja 16, Ashley Ray 13, Hannah Lentsch 11, Katie Dentlinger 10, Theresa Doyle 3, Jasmine Binion 1, Ashley Rivers 1.
Buena Vista JV – Moreno 12, Beckman 11, Tynes 10, Spear 6, Spear 1, Steiner 6, Savoy 6, Jager 4, Johnson 3, Riessen 2.
Halftime score: Iowa Central led 47-21.