By VERONICA RATES, Staff Reporter
The University of Michigan-Dearborn women’s basketball team is healing from three losses this week.
UM-Dearborn (2-5, 1-2 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference) took a 107-35 loss to Wayne State Nov. 18 and an 84-72 loss to Northwestern Ohio Nov. 19. The Wolverines fell to Siena Heights, 92-50, Nov. 22.
Wolverines senior guard Andrea Collins led the way with 14 points against Wayne State. Senior forward Jalissa Williams had nine points and seven rebounds.
Although the team didn’t come out with a win, it came with many learning experiences.
“They’re probably the best team in the city, they have so much talent,” head coach Dymetrius Ware said. “So we knew we weren’t about winning that game, as much as we’re just competing and just giving our girls an opportunity to play on that campus and on that floor.”
Following a tough loss in Detroit, the Wolverines hosted a close game against Northwestern Ohio. This was the team’s second WHAC meeting of the season.
Williams put up another double-double for the Wolverines with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Senior guard Courtney Teets had 10 points and five rebounds.
UM-Dearborn had many missed opportunities, offensively. Layups and free throws were two major factors. The Wolverines had a 35.6 percent field goal percentage against the Racers.
“As a team we’ve got to get mentally better because as soon as we got up, we got too excited,” Collins said. “When they got up we started to hang our heads, and we just got to keep the intensity no matter what.”
Collins had 14 points and 10 assists against Northwestern Ohio.
Northwestern Ohio’s full-court pressure had the Wolverines on their toes the entire game. Turnovers cost UM-Dearborn big. It had 22 compared to Northwestern Ohio’s 12.
For the Racer’s, guard Eboni James had 20 points and six rebounds.
The Wolverines completed the week with a 42-point defeat by Siena Heights in Adrian, Mich.
Now 2-5 on the year, UM-Dearborn hosts Lawrence Teach on Nov. 25.
Ware said the main focus for the Wolverines against Lawrence Tech is “free throws, free throws, free throws.”