By JORDAN KONIOR, Lady Wolves Basketball Beat Reporter
The Lady Wolves of University Michigan-Dearborn outlasted the Lady Mustangs of Marygrove College in a 71-59 victory Wednesday night.
The Lady Wolves came out and set the tempo early on both the defensive and offensive sides of the ball. They caused havoc on the defensive end, and dominated the glass and paint on the offensive end.
Their size caused the most trouble for the Lady Mustangs of Marygrove College as the Lady Wolves dominated the offensive glass 23-16 and took a 33-19 lead into halftime.
The first half proved to be significant in the 71-59 victory for the Lady Wolves as the starters got a chance to rest for a long period of time while the bench kept the lead consistent throughout.
In the first half, center Chelsea Davis contributed to most of the scoring load adding 13 points in just 13 minutes of play.
In the second half, the Lady Mustangs turned up their play on the offensive end of the floor and scored 40 points in the half, but were unable to bounce back from a slow turnover heavy first half caused by the tenacious defense of the Lady Wolves.
Davis lead the way for the Lady Wolves with 25 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists, while junior forward Senneca Scott contributed 17 points, seven rebounds, and three steals.
With the win the Lady Wolves move to 3-2 in the WHAC Conference and are currently in a five team tie for second place in the conference.
The Lady Wolves next game is Saturday, December 15, 2012, against Cornerstone University. The game will be hosted at Henry Ford Community College. Tipoff is set for 3:00PM.