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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Mount Mercy scored half of its points from the foul line and ended a nine-game losing streak with a 74-62 victory over AIB in a Midwest Collegiate Conference women's basketball matchup on Saturday at the AIB Activities Center.
The Mustangs (4-14, 1-1 MCC) set school records for free throws made and attempted on Saturday, going 37-of-50 at the line. It's the most foul shots made in a game since Mount Mercy knocked down 35 against William Penn on Feb. 23, 2006. On Dec. 6, 2001, the Mustangs attempted 49 free throws against St. Xavier (Ill.).
Senior guard Brooke Quigley was 10-of-15 at the line while finishing with 19 points and six rebounds. Junior forward Amanda Frost had 18 points and eight boards. Sophomore guard Danielle Herdliska hit four 3-pointers and tallied 18 points, four assists and three steals. Junior guard Carrie Wood joined them in double figures with 10 points and freshman guard Makenzie Zeitler grabbed eight rebounds.
Megan Howard was the lone Eagle in double digits with 15 points. She also collected five rebounds, three assists and six steals. Tanya Kaufmann chipped in nine points, Hannah Redenius and McKinsey Nessa seven each. Christen Jones pulled down a team-high six boards.
Mount Mercy is at Clarke for another MCC contest on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Kehl Center in Dubuque.