OLIVET, Mich. -- Two 20-points efforts boosted Hope to an 82-57 win at Olivet on Tuesday.
Junior forward Rebekah Llorens and sophomore forward Maura McAfee both scored 20 points to lead the Flying Dutch.
Hope improved to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play. The Flying Dutch have beaten on the road the second- and third-place teams in the MIAA preseason poll to start league play.
Llorens also grabbed a season-high and game-high 12 rebounds.
McAfee came within one rebound for her fourth consecutive double-double. She also contributed three steals and two assists in 30 minutes.
No. 4 Montclair State 71, William Patterson 67
MONTCLAIR, N.J. -- It was an early-season matchup between the teams picked No. 1 and No. 2 in the NJAC preseason poll, but it resembled a game more fitting for late February or early March.
Junior forward Melissa Tobie scored 24 of her 26 points in the second half as No. 4 Montclair State overcame and 10-point halftime deficit in a 71-67 victory against William Paterson.
In a rematch of their NJAC championship game from last February, the Red Hawks outscored the Pioneers 46-32 over the final 20 minutes to remain unbeaten at 4-0 (2-0 in the NJAC) while the Pioneers suffered their second consecutive close loss in the conference and fell to 2-3 overall, 0-2 in the league. WPU fell at TCNJ 79-78 on Saturday.
Not only did the game on Tuesday feature the two top teams in the NJAC it also featured two of the two players in Division III in Tobie and Pioneer senior guard Floriana Borova. Borova tallied a game-best 27 points along with seven rebounds and five assists.
Meanwhile Tobie added a double-double with 10 rebounds as she became the 18th player in Montclair State history to surpass the 1,000-point mark for her career. She now has 1,009 for her career.
No. 6 Whitman 83. Walla Walla 42
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Whitman eased to an 83-42 victory against Walla Walla tonight at Sherwood Athletic Center in a non-conference matchup.
With the victory, the Missionaries improve to 5-0. WWU falls to 0-10.
Whitman jumped out to an early 15 to 2 lead on a 3-pointer from Halie Buse and never looked back. The Missionaries held leads of 27-6 and 39-13 before going into halftime with a 42-18 edge.
The Whits had 10 players enter the score column with 4 in double figures. Forward Sarah Anderegg led the way with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Post Meghan White poured in 14 and grabbed 9 boards, and point guard Mara Alindogan tallied a career-high 12 points with 5 rebounds to go along with 5 assists.
The Wolves were paced by Karly Joseph who had a game-high 20 points. Lauren Pernu grabbed a game-high 10 boards for WWU.