Senior Brittany Teets on defense against Rochester College. (Amanda Gosline/MJ)
Senior Brittany Teets on defense against Rochester College. (Amanda Gosline/MJ)

By RICKY LINDSAY, Sports Editor

The University of Michigan-Dearborn women’s basketball team opened their 2013-2014 season under first-year head coach Dymetrius Ware Saturday night.

Down 37-22 at the half, the Lady Wolverines put up a furious rally, scoring 34 second-half points. The effort was valiant but ultimately wasn’t enough as the team ended up falling to Rochester College 64-56 at the UM-Dearborn fieldhouse.

“It was a good game,” senior Danielle Cowart said. “Our first half absolutely killed us. If we played two halves of basketball, we could have came out on top.”

Cowart and fellow senior Brittany Teets led the way for the shorthanded Lady Wolverines. Both guards scored 11 points on four field goals. Cowart added two assists while Teets swiped three steals.

Junior Courtney Teets led the Lady Wolverines in rebounding with eight boards.

“We needed more rebounds than them, and we didn’t do that,” Cowart said. “We had more steals, but we just didn’t convert those into points to win us the game.”

The Lady Wolverines travel to Western Michigan University on November 1 for their first road game of the season.