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BC women are "Road Warriors"

Briar Cliff has 19 road games this season, including two during the Holiday Classic. Briar Cliff has 19 road games this season, including two during the Holiday Classic.

You can call the Briar Cliff women's basketball team road warriors. 

And it couldn't be more true, especially considering their schedule this season.

The Chargers are playing just 11 games at the Newman Flanagan Center.  The rest, are away games.  19 to be exact.

Through the first half of the season, BC is 12-3 with eight of those wins coming away from home.

The Chargers handed Benedictine College, which is ranked 22nd in the NAIA Division I poll, one of its only two losses on the season.

The women also cruised to a 13-point victory over then 8th ranked Grand View University back in November.

At home, the Chargers are 4-1, with their only loss coming to top ranked Concordia.

"That's a tough schedule for anyone in America.  I truly don't believe there is another team in the top 10 that has the kind of schedule we have, as far as traveling goes, which makes it difficult," Head Coach Mike Power said.  "Everyone knows, all coaches know, it's hard to win on the road and we're going to have to do that 19 times this year.  We've passed the test in the first half, let's see how it happens in the second half."

The second half of the season begins with the Holiday Classic at Morningside where Briar Cliff will face Avila and Friends University.

After that, it's a grueling GPAC schedule which includes seven road games with match ups against the No. 3 Morningside, Nol 8 Northwestern and No.1 Concordia.

"You know it's always disappointing when you don't get to play at home all the time and have to play that many road games, but we could have stayed home and not played such competitive opponent," Senior Kela Cihak said. "In the long run, it's just going to make us better because we're playing the hard opponents all the time."

Holiday Classic Schedule at Morningside College
Friday, Dec. 28

1 p.m. Briar Cliff (W) vs. Avila
3 p.m. Briar Cliff (M) vs. Dakota State
5:30 p.m. Morningside (W) vs. Friends
7:30 p.m. Morningside (M) vs. Friends

Saturday, Dec. 29

1 p.m. Briar Cliff (W) vs. Friends
3 p.m. Briar Cliff (M) vs. Friends
5:30 p.m. Morningside (W) vs. Avila
7:30 p.m. Morningside (M) vs. Dakota State

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