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Career-High Assist Total Still Gets Leafs Halted By Cougars
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Goshen (Ind.)141261547
Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh1519161363
Feb. 8, 2017
Mount Vernon, OH
Goshen (Ind.)Indv. LeadersMount Vernon Nazarene (Oh
#34 Gabby Williams - 12Points #22 Sierra Basista - 16
#34 Gabby Williams - 8Rebounds #50 Megan Beidelman - 9
#10 Haley Archibeque - 6Assists #12 Dani Ellerbrock - 6
Goshen (Ind.)Team StatisticsMount Vernon Nazarene (Oh
34.5% (19 - 55) Field Goals % 42.6% (23 - 54)
25% (5 - 20) 3 Point Field Goals % 40% (8 - 20)
57.1% (4 - 7) Free Throws 90% (9 - 10)
32Rebounds 29
13Assists 17
18Turnovers 14
22nd Chance Pts 0
Women's Basketball - Wed, Feb. 8, 2017

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Gabby Williams led the Goshen College women's basketball team with 12 points and eight rebounds in a 63-47 loss to Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Wednesday at Ariel Arena.

The Cougars (11-16, 5-10 Crossroads League) got 16 points from Sierra Basista, who led all scorers, and 15 points with a game-high 9 rebounds from Megan Beidelman.

Caitlyn O'Neal added nine points for Goshen while Lynnia Noel contributed eight points and Sydney Stein seven.

While the Maple Leafs (13-14, 7-8 CL) played their third straight game without senior point guard Sophia Sears, sophomore Haley Archibeque stepped in with a career-high six assists, matching MVNU's Dani Ellerbrock for the most by any player.

Mount Vernon Nazarene led 15-14 at the quarter and 34-26 at halftime before an 8-0 run in the third quarter pushed the lead to as many as 18 points. The Cougars shot 23-for-54 (42.6 percent) from the floor and 8-for-20 (40 percent) from long range while Goshen was 19-of-55 (34.5 percent overall) and 5-of-20 (25 percent) from distance.

"MVNU shot the ball much better tonight than the last time we met and they were definitely ready for us this time around," said Goshen coach Stephanie Miller. "We really don't look like ourselves right now and that's on me to try and figure out. We are putting a lot of pressure on ourselves and it's causing us to play tight. We are making too many mental errors and though we are creating opportunities to score, we are just not finishing plays right now."

The loss drops Goshen into a tie for fifth place in the 10-team Crossroads League, level with Huntington and one game behind Saint Francis for the fourth and final first-round host spot in the conference tournament. With three games left in the regular season, GC could still finish anywhere other than first or last.

"I believe in these girls and I know that it's not a matter of effort or desire, we just need to get a win and get some confidence back," Miller said. "Confidence is a fickle thing. It comes and goes at the blink of an eye. As fast as we got into a rut is just as fast as we can get out if we stay focused on the process, not the result."

Goshen hosts Taylor at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Maple Leafs' final weekend home game of the regular season will be Senior Day, with seven graduating members of the squad being recognized.

More, including comments from Goshen coach Stephanie Miller, to come when available.