Courtesy of the Daily Nonpareil
Friday, December 28th
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Iowa Western's holiday break ended with a thud Friday, as the Reiver women's basketball team fell 71-50 to unbeaten Hutchinson in the first round of the Blue Dragon Classic.
Sixth-ranked Hutchinson went on a 10-0 run spanning the first and second quarters to increase a 15-11 lead to 25-11. The Blue Dragons never led by fewer than 10 after that and build the lead to 32 in the fourth quarter before Iowa Western closed with a 15-4 run.
Saturday, December 29th
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Iowa Western's women's basketball team peppered Barton from 3-point range on Saturday to take an 84-68 win in the Blue Dragon Holiday Classic at Hutchinson Community College.
The Reivers hit 12 shots from distance, led by Aimee Brett's six 3-pointers. Iowa Western shot 57 percent from beyond the arc.
The inside play was strong as well, with Kiara Dallmann scoring 19 first-half points on the way to a 22-point night with 11 rebounds. Aubriana Noti contributed 15 points and 14 boards, and De'Ayra Davis had three 3s among her 15 points.
Brett's parents made the 26-hour flight from their home in Adelaide, South Australia, to see her and her twin sister, Kelsey, who plays for Hutchinson. They got to see both daughters in Iowa Western's 71-50 Friday loss to No. 6 Hutchinson, then stayed long enough to see Aimee's big night.
"I was really proud of her performance today. She made six of eight from 3," Vande Hoef said.
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The Reivers are back in action after the New Year on Saturday, January 5th at Iowa Central. Tip off is set for 2:00 p.m.