Alison Bouman scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Tiesha Stokes added 14 points to reach 1,000 in her career, and Kia Frazier added 10 points as the second-ranked and No. 1 seed Davenport women’s basketball team scored a 70-52 win over Hastings to reach its third NAIA Fab Four appearance in four years Saturday night.
The Panthers will face the College of the Ozarks (Mo.) tonight at 9 on ESPN3.
Grand Haven’s Alex Law reached new heights by making two 3-point baskets to tie Jen Rausch’s 2004-05 single-season record of 86 triples in a season. Law, a sophomore, finished the day with eight points, including a layup that played a key role to a 19-4 run that made the difference in the contest.
Stokes, a sophomore from Grand Rapids, joined an elite club as she scored the 13 points she needed to become the 12th member of the Panthers’ 1,000 career points list.
The Panthers (34-1) combined for a 46.7 shooting percentage (28-for-60) from the field while being held to only two 3-pointers in six attempts.
Law isn’t the only former Buccaneer who plays for the Panthers. Senior Alex Merz has played in 25 games this season, averaging 6.2 minutes per contest. She has scored 34 points, including a season-high nine points in her team’s win over Michigan-Dearborn on Feb. 19.
Law has played in 34 games, coming off the bench in every contest. She has provided outstanding offense for the Panthers, averaging 11.4 points per game. On the season, she’s knocked down 86-of-199 3-point attempts, good for 43 percent. She’s shooting 88 percent from the free throw line and is also pulling down 2.9 rebounds and dishing out 1.1 assists per game.
Law was a first-team all-state performer her senior year at Grand Haven, leading the Buccaneers to a Class A state championship.