HOLLAND, Mich. – Hope College outscored Albion College by eight points in the fourth quarter and that was the difference as the seventh-ranked Flying Dutch edged the Britons, 78-71, in a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's basketball game at DeVos Fieldhouse.
With her team trailing 66-65 with three minutes remaining, Angelique Gaddy put Hope on her back. She scored seven points to put the Flying Dutch in front 72-68. Victoria Swift tacked on a 3-point basket as Hope extended the margin to 75-68 with 45 seconds to play.
Neither team led by more than five points prior to Hope's decisive run down the stretch. The Britons held five-point leads on two occasions in the fourth quarter, the last time came when Oreyana Curry knocked down a 3-point basket to push the margin to 62-57 with 6 ½ minutes to play.
Four Hope starters scored in double figures, led by Gaddy with 15.
Albion will take a 6-3 record to Westerville, Ohio, as it plays Dec. 29-30 games in the Smokey Ballenger Classic.