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BVU men's, women's cage teams dominate IIAC stats

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

The Buena Vista University men's and women's basketball teams dominated the final 2004-2005 Iowa Conference statistics, both in team stats and individual stats.

The BVU women led the conference in scoring offense, averaging 79.4 points per game. Simpson was second (74.2) while Luther was third (68.5).

The Beavers were first in scoring margin, beating opponents by an average of 16 points.

BVU was first in free throw percentage (74.8 percent), field goal percentage (44.5 percent), three-point field goal percentage (36.6 percent), assists (17.79 per game), assist-to-turnover ratio (1.07), and three-point field goals made per game (7.32).

Individually for the BVU women, Katie Maguire, a junior guard out of Treynor, and senior Kristina Kapler were 1-2 in Iowa Conference individual scoring.

Maguire led the league, averaging 18.2 points per game while Kapler was second, averaging 15.1 points per game. Wartburg's 6-foot-4 center Amanda Berner was third, averaging 14.3 ppg.

Kapler, a 5-11 senior, finished second in the conference in field goal percentage (56.5 percent) and fourth in overall rebounding (7.5 boards per game). Berner was first in rebounding, averaging 10.4 per game.

Maguire was among the leaders in a number of other categories. She was second in both assists (5.11 per game) and free throw percentage (82.8 percent).

She led the league in steals with 2.96 per game and finished first in free throw percentage (44.3 percent).

The senior guard was also first in three-pointers made, making 2.74 per game. Maguire was second in assist-to-turnover ratio.

Kapler was third in the conference in offensive rebounding, averaging 3.30 per game. BVU junior forward Kelli Staley was fifth overall in defensive rebounding (4.57 per game).

On the men's side, the Beavers were tops in the Iowa Conference in scoring offense and scoring defense, averaging 78 points per game while giving up just 66.2 ppg. Loras was second in offense (74.9 ppg) while Wartburg was second in scoring defense (66.4 ppg.)

The BVU men led the conference in field goal percentage, hitting 48.7 percent of their shots. Wartburg was second at 48.6.

The Beavers were also tops in the conference in field goal percentage defense, allowing teams to hit just 38.9 percent of their field goal attempts.

The BVU men were second in three-point field goal percentage (37.6 percent) and first in three-point field goal percentage defense (32.4 percent).

Buena Vista led the Iowa Conference in rebounding margin (plus 6.5) and was second in blocked shots (four per game).

Individually for the BVU men, senior point guard Eric Wiebers was third in league scoring, averaging 15.4 points per game. Nick Thomas of Dubuque was the scoring leader, averaging 25.6 ppg.

BVU's Michael Cameron was tenth in scoring (13.7 ppg.), while senior Randy Bissen was 11th (13.4 ppg.)

Wiebers was second in assists, averaging 3.57 per game while Cameron was second in free throw percentage (88.9 percent).

Wiebers was also second in the league in steals, averaging 1.53 per game. The senior out of Denison was third in three-pointers made (2.67 per game) while senior Jordan Campbell was third in blocked shots (1.33 per game).

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