IWC basketball splits with Webster
The Iowa Wesleyan College women's basketball team picked up another convincing conference win on Saturday, defending Ruble Arena against visiting Webster University.
The Tigers defeated the Gorlocks 76-62 to move to 10-3 overall and 5-1 in the SLIAC.
The IWC men’s basketball team played strong early against Webster but couldn’t match the size of the Gorlocks, falling 69-51 in the end.
In the women’s game, Karla Vietinghoff had a game-high 22 points (7-of-10). Vietinghoff hit six baskets from beyond the arc, just shy of her season-high and school record of seven in a game. She also pulled down a game-high eight rebounds.
Jana Meister added 16 points (6-of-8) in the win. Meister was also 3-for-4 from the free throw line.
Stephanie Russak also reached double figures, scoring 12 points (4-of-7). Russak dished out five assists as well.
The Tigers were hot, shooting an impressive 58.1 percent from the floor (25-of-43). They were even more impressive from beyond the arc, hitting 66.7 percent of their attempts from deep.
The Tigers held the Gorlocks to 35.2 percent shooting on the afternoon.
In the men’s game, the Tigers and Gorlocks went back and forth in the first half, with neither team managing to pull away. At the break, the Tigers trailed by just one, 25-24.
The Gorlocks put the pressure on with 13:02 remaining in the game, going on a 20-5 run over the next 6:54 to build a 16-point lead over the Tigers. That deficit proved to much for the Tigers to overcome, dropping IWC to 5-8 overall and 2-4 in the SLIAC.
Will Stephenson led the Tigers with 12 points (4-of-10). Stephenson was the lone Tiger to reach double figures. He pulled down four rebounds as well.
Chris Martin added eight points (3-of-11). Duane Lee added six points and a team-high seven rebounds.
The Tigers return to conference action on Wednesday when they host Greenville College. The women play at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m.