Freshman Riley Gatton of Montezuma and sophomore Asia Mena of Chicago, Ill., scored 14 points apiece to lead the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) women's basketball team to a 65-57 season-opening win over the William Penn University junior Varsity (WPUJV) November 2 inside the DMACC gymnasium.
Freshman Jada Powell of Des Moines joined Gatton and Mena in double figures with 12 points and recorded a double-double with 10 rebounds.
DMACC led throughout the game. The Bears were up 14-13 at the quarter, 32-24 at halftime and 45-39 at the end of the third quarter. The Bears shot 38 percent, hitting 24 of 64 field goal attempts. They were 8-of-27 from three-point range and connected on nine of 15 free throw attempts.
WPUJV had a 52-42 advantage on the boards.
The DMACC women's basketball team will host the Graceland University junior varsity today. Game time is 5:30 p.m. inside the DMACC gymnasium