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Road Woes Continue for Women’s Basketball at AQ

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Fresh off a three-game losing streak that knocked them out of the NAIA’s Div. II Top-25, the Aquinas College Saints (16-5; 9-5 WHAC) took out their frustrations Wednesday (Jan. 29) on Marygrove’s women’s basketball team to top the Mustangs, 108-71. With the loss, the Mustangs (2-20; 0-15 WHAC) current skid moves to 19 games – 12 straight away from home – after starting the season 2-1 with a pair wins over Kuyper College.

Despite being on the wrong end of the road tilt, the Mustangs forced the Saints into 12 turnovers and grabbed a relatively even amount of rebounds (51-45 AQ) in the weeknight Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference contest. The difference in the game was the Saints’ ability to knock down shots (48%) from the field compared to the Mustangs (32%) tough shooting night. Aquinas made more free throws (38) than the Mustangs attempted (29).

The Mustangs – led by senior guard Ciara Moore (Detroit, Mich./Northwestern)  with a game-high tying 18 points – were forced into 19 turnovers at Aquinas. The Saints turned the 19 Mustang miscues into a 29-15 advantage in points off turnovers.

Moore was followed by Reaha Weaver (Battle Creek, Mich./Kellogg CC) and Adrienne Weaver (Flint, Mich./Mott CC) with nine and eight points respectively. Candice Minus (Flint, Mich./Mott CC) and Kierra Jordan (Westland, Mich./John Glenn) added seven points each. Arielle Edwards (Grand Rapids, Mich./Ottawa Hills) pulled down seven rebounds to pace the Mustangs on the glass.

The Saints – still receiving votes in the latest Coaches Poll to sit outside the Top-25 – boasted five in double figures scoring.

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The Mustangs will return to the NWAC Saturday (Feb. 1) to host WHAC counterpart Concordia-Ann Arbor. The weekend WHAC contest is slated for a 1 p.m. tip-off and will be featured on the Mustang Sports Network.

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