ALBION, Mich. – Hope College contested everything – from shots to passes – to stall the Albion College offense in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's basketball action at Kresge Gymnasium Wednesday night.
Albion shot 33 percent and turned the ball over 22 times in a 65-51 loss to the ninth-ranked Flying Dutch.
Albion got off to a good start, shooting 55 percent (6-of-11) as it trailed 19-15 after the first quarter.
Hope shot just 28 percent (5-of-18) in the second quarter, but it pulled away by outscoring the Britons 14-7. Mallory Gerber produced five points, two steals and an assist off the bench for the Flying Dutch.
Albion could have pulled within single digits, but it shot 2-of-6 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter.
Sydney Muller and Olivia Voskuil scored 14 points each for Hope, while Francesca Buchanan finished a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Albion (14-4 overall, 7-3 MIAA) will play at home again on Friday with a 6:30 p.m. non-league game against Finlandia University.