Grand View University issued the following announcement on Nov. 17.
The Grand View University Women's Basketball team went on the road to collect their first Heart of America Athletic Conference victory against Missouri Valley College on Saturday.
The Vikings raced out to a hot start on Missouri Valley's home floor, converting on 16 points off of Missouri Valley turnovers and taking a 36-24 halftime lead. Grand View held Missouri Valley to just 9 points in the second quarter. Dariann Garrison-Nickerson (SR/Des Moines, Iowa) scored 10 first-half points to lead all players and Rachel Danielson (JR/Mason City, Iowa) chipped in 9 points and 3 assists in the first half for Grand View.
During the third quarter, Missouri Valley made adjustments and attempted to cut into Grand View's 12-point lead. Missouri Valley was led by Shanelle Tolley's 7 point third quarter, but the Vikings had their own answer off of the bench, Shannon Pisney, who connected on both of her three-point attempts, grabbed two rebounds and also tallied an assist all in one-quarter of action. Grand View led 55-45 after three periods.
The fourth quarter was looking like it could go Missouri Valley's way, as they went on an 11-0 run to begin the final quarter to take a 56-55 lead. The lead was short-lived after free throws from Madison Sickles (SR/Cresco, Iowa) gave the advantage back to Grand View. The Vikings connected on 9 of 10 free throw attempts in the second half, to propel them to a 71-62 victory over Missouri Valley.
Keys to Victory…
Grand View had four players record double-digit scoring efforts. Dariann Garrison-Nickerson led all Vikings with 14 points, Rylee Voss (SR/North English, Iowa) scored 12 points, Shannon Pisney (FR/Lime Springs, Iowa) chipped in 11 points off of the bench, and Bailee Arnburg (SR/Stuart, Iowa) scored 10 points.
The Vikings continue to share the basketball offensively, dishing out 18 assists on 23 made field goals. Rachel Danielson led the Vikings with 5 assists (and 0 turnovers).
Grand View shot the ball extremely well from the 3-point line, going 11-26 from beyond the arc for 42.3%. They also connected from the charity stripe at a fantastic rate, shooting 14-16 from the free throw line (87.5%).
The Vikings will host Clarke University on Tuesday, November 20th. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 pm in Sisam Arena on the campus of Grand View University.
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