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Hope Athletics | February 3, 2014

Hope eases past Alma

ALMA, Mich. -- Unbeaten Hope cruised to an 89-43 win in its make-up game at Alma on Monday by burying a season-high 11 3-pointers.

Coach Brian Morehouse's Flying Dutch improved to 19-0 overall and 11-0 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play.

Three players scored 12 points apiece to lead Hope, which extended its MIAA lead to two games on second-place Olivet. The Flying Dutch shot 57.9 percent from 3-point range (11 of 19).

"It was a great team win with many contributors," Morehouse said. "I thought our defense was outstanding and our ball movement on offense was very good. We had no letdown when we subbed."

Sophomore forward Maura McAfee led Hope's starters with 12 points on 5 of 9 shooting from the field in 14 minutes of action.

Two of her teammates each netted 12 points off the bench -- junior guard Kamara Sudberry and freshman Mandy Traversa.

It was a season high for Sudberry and Traversa's second-highest total of the season. Traversa had 14 points at Olivet on Nov. 26. All of Traversa's points came off 3-pointers. She shot 4 of 6 from 3-point range.

Sophomore guard Autumn Anderson hit two 3-pointers to score a season-high 10 points for Hope.

Senior guard Brittany Berry also made two 3-pointers and finished with eight points.

Hope wins the DIII women's basketball national championship

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