HOLLAND, Mich.--Host Hope College led wire-to-wire for a 90-57 victory Saturday in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's basketball action over Adrian College at the DeVos Fieldhouse.
The nationally-ranked Flying Dutch, who are fourth in the USA TODAY Sports/Women's Basketball Coaches' Association poll and sixth by D3hoops.com, improve to 12-0 overall and 4-0 in the MIAA. The Bulldogs (5-6) lost for the first time in three conference outings after falling to a Top-6 squad for the second time this week.
Maura McAfee came off the Hope bench to lead all scorers with 19 points on 8-of-10 field goal shooting and she led the Flying Dutch with seven rebounds. Reserves Francesca Buchanan and Elizabeth Perkins added 10 points each.
Hope shot 47.1 percent (33-70) from the field while holding Adrian to 36.8 (21-57) and outrebounded the Bulldogs 43 to 36.
A 3-pointer by junior Marissa Cotton brought the Bulldogs within 19-18 to close the first quarter, but the Flying Dutch took control of the second to go into halftime with a large 47-18 advantage.
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