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Lady Devils win home opener
Blue Devil Women's Basketball

Post-Bulletin, Austin MNĀ 

The Riverland women's basketball team evened it season record with a 70-58 win over the Luther College junior varsity on Monday night.

This was the home opener for the Lady Devils of Riverland and they shot well at 8-for-21 from beyond the three-point arc. The Lady Devils also shot better overall at 27-for-61 on the night.

"We played well and finally started hitting some shots," Riverland coach Suzy Hebrink said. "Our defense in the first half was good and we shot a decent percentage from the outside. Overall, it was a balanced scoring that gave us the win."

Krista Viehauser led the way for the Lady Devils with a game-high 20 points. Brooke Rosenstiel, Gretchen Hebrink, and Mandy May were also in double figures for Riverland.

Hebrink hit a couple of treys and led the team with nine assists. May also connected from the outside and added five assists in the win.

"We led by as much as 25 points in the second half, but then it got a little sloppy at the end and they closed the gap," coach Hebrink said. "It was nice to get a home win and get everybody moving out on the floor. We also did a good job of taking care of the ball and only had 16 turnovers."

Riverland (2-2) plays North Iowa Area Community College at home next Wednesday night.

LUTHER JV (58)

Taylor Owens 17, Blake Funke 11, Janel Barnes 6, Brenna Gibbons 6, Sam Laventure 16, McKenzie Pierson 2.

RIVERLAND (70)

Krista Viehauser 20, Brooke Rosenstiel 11, Gretchen Hebrink 10, Mandy May 10, Holly Waltz 6, Danyel Hythecker 6, Joni Lillo 5, Kelsey Brink 2.

Halftime -- Riverland 40, Luther JV 23.

Free throws -- Luther 8-15, Riverland 8-10.

Rebounds -- Luther 32; Riverland 38 (Lillo 7).

Fouled out -- RIV, Hythecker, May.