|Mt. Vernon Naz. 7-9||15||23||21||18||77|
|Benedictine Mesa 8-6||11||8||4||6||29|
|Dec. 29, 2016|
|Mt. Vernon Naz.||Indv. Leaders||Benedictine Mesa|
|#50 Megan Beidelman - 20||Points||#21 Erica Vasquez - 6|
|#50 Megan Beidelman - 11||Rebounds||#22 Julia Cooper - 5|
|#12 Dani Ellerbrock - 5||Assists||#21 Erica Vasquez - 2|
|Mt. Vernon Naz.||Team Statistics||Benedictine Mesa|
|47% (31 - 66)||Field Goals %||20.7% (12 - 58)|
|17.6% (3 - 17)||3 Point Field Goals %||13.3% (2 - 15)|
|75% (12 - 16)||Free Throws||37.5% (3 - 8)|
|13||2nd Chance Pts||2|
PHOENIX – The Mount Vernon Nazarene University women's basketball team picked up a win in their final non-conference game of the season, cruising past Benedictine University at Mesa Thursday evening in the ACU Holiday Classic hosted by Arizona Christian University.
- Final Score: MVNU 77, BU Mesa 29
- Records: MVNU 7-9, BU Mesa 8-6
- Megan Beidelman – 20 points, 11 rebounds
- Natalie Carpenter – 16 points, 6 rebounds
- Sierra Basista – 13 points
- Dani Ellerbrock – 5 assists
- The Redhawks kept it close through the first quarter, trailing MVNU 15-11 after the first ten minutes of play.
- MVNU would take control after that, holding BU Mesa to just 18 points over the final three periods of play.
- Megan Beidelman notched her sixth double-double of the season.
POSTGAME WITH COACH SHORT
"From the beginning we played with more energy and played amazing defense. We forced them to take shots they are not comfortable with and took them out of the game from the tip. Our desire to get consecutive stops helped make us successful today. We held a team that averages almost 75 points a game to 29 points. We took advantage of our size and pounded the ball inside. We took away their strength and played great team ball on both ends."
NEXT FOR THE LADY COUGARS
MVNU will resume Crossroads League play on January 4 as they take on visiting (11) Indiana Wesleyan University in Ariel Arena at 7:00 p.m.