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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Grand View led from start to finish and remained in a tie for first place in the Midwest Collegiate Conference with a 67-57 victory over Mount Mercy in women's basketball on Senior Night on Wednesday at Hennessey Recreation Center.
Despite the loss, the Mustangs (7-20, 4-7 MCC) are still in the hunt for home court advantage in the first round of the MCC Tournament. They can do no worse than fifth in the final standings, even with a loss at Viterbo (Wis.) (10-19, 4-7 MCC) in Saturday's regular season finale at 4:00 p.m. at R.W. Beggs Gymnasium.
A loss means a return trip to La Crosse, Wis., in the MCC quarterfinals on Feb. 21. A Mustang victory would most likely mean the V-Hawks head to Cedar Rapids on Thursday. Meanwhile, Grand View (18-6, 9-2 MCC) and William Penn (18-8, 9-2 MCC) square off for the regular season MCC title on Saturday in Des Moines.
Senior Brooke Quigley finished with 14 points and six rebounds in her final regular season home game. Junior forward Amanda Frost added 13 points and six boards, sophomore guard Danielle Herdliska 11 points and three steals. Freshman guard Makenzie Zeitler tallied eight rebounds and four assists, sophomore guard Paige Last six points and five boards.
Abby Mendlik totaled a game-high 20 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Vikings. Morgan Hamner had 15 points and five boards before fouling out. Shelbie Beatty and Haleigh Biancalana chipped in eight points each, Amy Vos eight points and six assists.
Pairings for the MCC Tournament will be relased on Saturday night. The tournament's top seed receives a first-round bye, while the other seven teams open postseason play on Thursday, Feb. 21. Quarterfinal games all start at 7:00 p.m. with the higher seed hosting each contest.