Team faces Coe Tuesday, then showdown with Simpson at home Sat.
The Buena Vista University women's basketball team won its fourth straight game by defeating the University of Dubuque 93-64 here Saturday in an Iowa Conference matchup
Trailing by one at halftime, the Beavers outscored the Spartans 60-30 in the second half to claim the win. They improved to 5-1 in conference action and to 10-5 overall.
BVU forward Jess Griggs scored a team-high 19 points off of the Buena Vista bench. Katie Maguire recorded a double-double with 15 points and a career-high 13 assists. Katie Ernst also recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Tracy Hartwig added 10 points.
Trailing 41-37 early in the second-half, Buena Vista went on a 40-10 run to take a commanding 77-51 advantage with seven minutes to go in the game. The Beavers shot a sizzling 18 of 29 (62 percent) from the floor in the second half.
Taylor Folz scored a game-high 24 points to lead Dubuque. Brittney Dickey added 14 points for the Spartans who fell to 7-10 on the year, 1-7 in the IIAC.
Buena Vista turned in another outstanding performance from behind the three-point arc and at the free-throw line. The Beavers were 10 of 21 (percent) from long range and 25 of 32 (78 percent ) from the charity stripe.
Buena Vista faces two crucial conference games at home this week.
Tuesday, the Beavers play host to Coe College (3-3 IIAC, 5-10 overall) Tuesday night at 6 and host conference leader Simpson (8-0, 14-3) on Friday starting at 4 p.m.
This week, meanwhile, will be crucial for the top two conference teams, BVU and Simpson.
Simpson plays at Luther Tuesday then faces off with BVU Friday in Storm Lake