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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- For the second game in a row, the Mount Mercy offense struggled and 21st-ranked Coe took advantage in a 52-40 defeat of the Mustangs in a non-conference women's basketball game at Hennessey Recreation Center.
Both teams finished with more rebounds than points. The Kohawks (3-3) held a 55-44 advantage on the glass. The Mustangs (3-7) went 1-for-19 from 3-point range and finished at 23.7 percent from the floor for the game. Coe wasn't much better, hitting just 3-of-17 beyond the arc while shooting 29.5 percent from the field overall.
No one reached double figures for Mount Mercy. Senior guard Brooke Quigley, junior forward Amanda Frost, sophomore guard Paige Last and freshman guard Chelsea Matlack had six points each. Freshman guard Makenzie Zeitler finished with 10 rebounds and three steals and sophomore guard Danielle Herdliska had four assists.
Kayla Waskow was the game's only double-digit scorer with 12 points for the Kohawks. Lindsey Buckles and Megan Hayes tallied nine points apiece. Buckles also grabbed 10 rebounds, Waskow, Hayes and mackenzie Reed snared seven boards each.
The Mustangs will play three straight games on the road, starting with NAIA Division II 21st-ranked College of Saint Mary (Neb.) on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. in Omaha, Neb.