Grand View University recently issued the following announcement.
The No. 23 ranked Grand View Vikings traveled to Missouri Valley College on Monday afternoon, in a Heart of America Athletic Conference showdown.
The game was very tight in the first half. Both teams traded baskets in the first quarter as Casey Carr (JR/West Des Moines, Iowa) and Brooke Trautsch (SR/Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin) scored 5 points each. Grand View and Missouri Valley were tied 15-15 at the end of the first. The second quarter was once again back and forth, with the lead exchanging hands 11 times in the quarter. Missouri Valley's largest lead was 4 points, with 3:50 remaining the first half. Grand View was able to erase their advantage and tie the game at 38-38 with less than 10 seconds before intermission. Grand View missed a corner three-point attempt and Missouri Valley raced down the court, to find Sierra Adams right in front of the Grand View bench. Her heave from 38-feet found the bottom of the net and Missouri Valley took a 41-38 lead into the break.
Mia Rosener (JR/Des Moines, Iowa) led all Grand View players with 11 points in the first half and grabbed 5 rebounds. Brooke Trautsch continued attacking the basket against the zone and scored 10 points. One of Grand View's calling cards has been their free throw shooting this year and today was more of the same. Grand View shot 10-11 from the charity stripe in the first half.
Missouri Valley extended their lead in the third quarter to 8 points and looked as if they were in complete control. Grand View never wavered and simply continued to work the basketball into the paint against the Missouri Valley zone defense. At the end of the third quarter, Missouri Valley had the advantage 57-50.
When the fourth quarter began, Grand View tightened down the clamps defensively and clawed their way back into the contest. With 6:00 minutes remaining in the game, Missouri Valley led 62-53. Missouri Valley would never score again and Grand View poured in the game's final 11 points. Grand View needed a Brooke Trautsch offensive rebound and layup to go ahead 64-62 with 17 seconds left. Missouri Valley missed a three-point field goal as time expired and Grand View was victorious.
With the win, Grand View improves to 13-3 (9-1). Grand View shot 34.6% from three-point range and converted on 17 of 21 free throw attempts (81%). Mia Rosener led all players with 19 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Brooke Trautsch scored 14 points and Hannah Shadravan (SR/Ankeny, Iowa) secured 12 rebounds for Grand View.
The Vikings have a short break. They will host Graceland University on Wednesday, January 15th. Tip off is scheduled for 5:30 PM inside Sisam Arena.
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