CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Mount Mercy offense was clicking on all cylinders today, and it showed in the box score. The Mustangs knocked down 13 treys and recorded assists on 28 of 34 field goals in an 89-58 rout of AIB in a Midwest Collegiate Conference women's basketball game at Hennessey Recreation Center.
The game was tight early, but Mount Mercy (12-7, 1-1 MCC) pulled away for a 49-26 halftime lead and never looked back. The Mustangs shot 52.3 percent from the field overall, including a 13-of-30 performance from 3-point range, while outrebounding the Eagles, 52-30. Those 28 assists were the third-highest single-game total in program history.
Four Mustangs reached double figures, led by junior guard Paige Last. She was 7-of-9 from behind the arc to finish with 21 points and five rebounds. Senior forward Amanda Frost had 16 points and 11 boards to move into sixth on 13th on Mount Mercy's career scoring chart with 1,365 points. Her 690 career rebounds are now fifth all-time.
Freshman guard Alisa Weiland also tallied 16 points and grabbed four rebounds. Freshman forward Abby Herb chipped in 10 points, junior guard Danielle Herdliska nine. Senior guard Carrie Wood dealt a game-high eight assists, junior guard Christa Oldham dished our seven an Herdliska had four.
Megan Howard's game-high 23 points and five steals led the Eagles (3-13, 0-2 MCC). Morgan Hansen had 14 points and five rebounds, Tanya Kaufman 10 points, four boards and three assists.
Mount Mercy, which snapped a three-game losing streak, hosts Clarke (7-11, 1-1 MCC) in another MCC clash on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Hennessey Rec Center.