DES MOINES – The Waldorf College women's basketball team was handed an 81-57 loss by AIB College of Business on Saturday.
"We played with no heart," Waldorf coach Katie Schutjer said. "We may have had some individuals score points, but it takes a whole team effort to win a basketball game."
Sophomore Kellie Schmit led the Warriors (0-4) with 18 points. The 5-foot-9 forward from Britt shot 8-of-11 (73 percent) from the field and also grabbed five rebounds.
The Eagles (1-3) stormed out to a 43-20 lead at halftime and owned a 38-37 advantage in the second half.
AIB's Gelina Webb scored a game-high 20 points. Alexyss Burkhartsmeier finished with 16 points for the Eagles and Shelbi Cooper had 10 points.
AIB went 43 percent from the field on a 29-of-67 shooting performance. The Eagles were 8-of-22 (36 percent) from 3-point range and an efficient 15-of-18 (83 percent) from the free-throw line.
It was a tough outing for the Warriors, who were held to a 23-of-60 (38-percent) effort from the floor. Waldorf shot 3-of-25 (12 percent) from behind the arc and finished 8-of-15 (53 percent) at the foul line.
The Warriors committed 20 turnovers and AIB turned the ball over 18 times.
Nelsen dished out seven assists and hauled in five boards. Sophomore Mikaela Vega also had five rebounds in the loss. The Eagles controlled the boards, out-rebounding the Warriors by a 47-34 margin.
Waldorf returns to action Tuesday against Clarke University (3-2) in a 6 p.m. matchup at Dubuque.