Riverland women not at home on the road

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 23, 2002

The road continues to anything but home for the Riverland women's basketball team, which dropped to 2-7 overall with a 80-63 defeat at Mid-State Technical College Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids.

Sixty-three points was the most scored by the Lady Blue Devils away from home this year, but the competition topped them for the sixth time in as many road trips.

"We're looking forward to our home games," said Riverland coach Suzy Hebrink. "We need to get in front of our own crowd.

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"It's nice to get to the break and start off with a couple home games in January."

Riverland hosts Madison Area Tech and Iowa Lakes on Jan. 4-5, respectively. Both games are at 2 p.m.

Tanya Jensen led the Lady Devils with 18 points and Steph Vollbrecht chipped in 16. Riverland got outrebounded 54-44 and shot 25 percent from the floor in the second half.

"That's a lot of it," Hebrink said of the second-half shooting. "On the road we haven't put two halves together."

The Lady Blue Devils trailed by two, 34-32, at the halftime break before going cold in the second.

Jensen netted 4-9 three-pointers and was 6-14 overall from the field.

"She had a good all-around game for us," Hebrink said.

Vollbrecht went 7-8 from the line and 4-9 from the floor.

Hannah Tvedt added nine points, while Bridget Burzinski and Jenny Schnaufer scored seven apiece.

Mid-State was led by Jenny Olson's 30 and 23 more from Diamond Steele.

Riverland played shorthanded as Katie Berg was out with strep throat.