Depth Propels Women's Basketball Past Adrian

Jacquelyn Schwark, Heather Randall and others chipped in, so the Hope College women's basketball team did not miss a beat with its leading scorer sidelined.

The nationally ranked and unbeaten Flying Dutch rolled to an 89-44 win over Adrian on Saturday in front of a DeVos Fieldhouse crowd of 1,502.

Hope trailed for only 40 seconds as Schwark replaced the injured Francesca Buchanan in the starting lineup. The Flying Dutch jumped out to a 25-8 first-quarter lead.

Hope improved to 7-0 overall and 2-0 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play.

Fourteen different Flying Dutch players scored, including all five starters. Senior guard Angelique Gaddy of Caledonia, Michigan (Grand Rapids South Christian HS) totaled 14 points.

Senior forward Mandy Traversa of Winfield, Illinois (Wheaton North) and junior guard Tyra Smith of Grand Rapids, Michigan (GR Christian) netted nine points apiece.

Junior guard Madison Geers of Scottville, Michigan (Mason County Central) added eight points.

Schwark, a senior from Fraser, Michigan (Lutheran North), contributed four points and a game-high nine rebounds.

Off the bench, sophomore Emily MacArthur of Whitehall, Michigan (Whitehall) led the Hope reserves with 11 points. Senior forward Elizabeth Perkins of Eaton Rapids, Michigan (Lansing Christian) had eight points.

The Flying Dutch limited to Adrian (3-3, 1-1 MIAA) to 24.6 percent field-goal shooting (16-of-65).

Hope is ranked eighth in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association poll and 10th by D3Hoops.com.

The Flying Dutch's next game is Saturday, Dec. 10 at Alma. Tipoff is 3 p.m.

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