Sports, Women's Basketball

Women’s basketball opens season with W

Four players scored in double figures and the Wartburg women’s basketball team opened the season with a 76-55 win at Monmouth on Saturday.

Bobbi Burrows hit 3-of-6 3-pointers and led the team with 13 points. Freshmen Miranda Murphy and Kristie Sommer each contributed 11 points, while Kailey Kladivo added 10.

Wartburg used a 26-8 run to go up 14 at one point in the first half and led 36-26 at the break.

The Knights shot 43.6 percent from the field and held the Fighting Scots to a 29.6 percent clip with 29 turnovers.

Monmouth’s Katie Houston had game-highs of 24 points and eight rebounds, but also seven turnovers.

Wartburg’s home opener is Tuesday against Grinnell at 7:30 p.m.

Wartburg (1-0)

Burrows 4-8 2-2 13, Kladivo 3-7 4-6 10, Brown 2-3 2-2 7, Halstead 2-4 1-2 7, Ka. Sommer 0-2 3-4 3, Murphy 3-7 5-5 11, Kr. Sommer 4-10 1-2 11, Emrich 3-4 0-1 6, Wedeking 2-3 2-2 6, Neuendorf 1-6 0-0 2, S. Mallen 0-1 0-0 2. Totals 24-55 20-26 76.

Monmouth (0-1)

Houston 7-14 10-11 24, Steck 3-8 0-0 8, Churchill 1-2 0-0 2, Todd 1-4 0-0 2, Watkins 0-1 0-0 0, Dohleman 0-1 6-6 6, Jones 2-9 0-0 5, Velez 1-5 1-2 4, Nord 1-4 2-2 4, Friday 0-1 0-0 0, Helton 0-3 0-0 0, Walsberg 0-2 0-0 0, Crawford 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-54 19-21 55.

Halftime: Wartburg 36, Monmouth 26. 3-Point Goals: Wartburg 8-22 (Burrows 3-6, Halstead 2-4, Kr. Sommer 2-5, Brown 1-2, Ka. Sommer 0-1, Murphy 0-1, S. Mallen 0-1, Neuendorf 0-2), Monmouth 4-13 (Steck 2-2, Velez 1-1, Jones 1-3, Churchill 0-1, Friday 0-1, Houston 0-5). Rebounds: Wartburg 37 (Wedeking 7), Monmouth 36 (Houston 8). Assists: Wartburg 13 (Ka. Sommer 4), Monmouth 6 (Houston 3). Turnovers: Wartburg 21 (Burrows, Wedeking 5), Monmouth 29 (Houston 7). Total Fouls: Wartburg 20, Monmouth 23. Attendance: 350.

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