Women's Basketball Holds Off Baldwin Wallace At RDV Sportsplex Classic

Free throws from guards Arika Tolbert and Kenedy Schoonveld over the final 24 seconds helped the nationally ranked Hope College women's basketball team hold off Baldwin Wallace, Ohio for a 55-53 victory Tuesday at the RDV Sportsplex Classic in Orlando, Florida.

The Flying Dutch improved to 9-0 overall for the third time in four seasons.

Tolbert split her foul-shot attempts with seven seconds to give Hope a two-point lead with seven seconds remaining. Baldwin Wallace (6-4) got the ball upcourt in time but could not get a shot off before the final buzzer sounded.

Tolbert, pictured, finished with a game-high 14 points off the bench. The sophomore from Lathrup Village, Michigan (Detroit Country Day HS) matched her career-high in scoring to help the Flying Dutch overcome their lowest-scoring game of the season.

Schoonveld made four free throws over the final 1:37 to keep Hope in the lead. The freshman from Zeeland, Michigan (Holland Christian) hit her final two for a 54-49 lead with 24 seconds remaining.

Schoonveld and senior guard Madison Geers of Scottville, Michigan (Mason County Central) totaled eight points apiece.

Hope improved to 11-0 overall at the RDV Sportsplex Classic.

The Flying Dutch will face Baldwin Wallace again on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

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