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By JERAMY STOVER, Sports Editor

It’s been a long season for UM-Dearborn women’s basketball. And it didn’t get easier this past week with a couple of losses.

On Jan. 6, the 22nd-ranked Lawrence Tech Blue Devils came to the Fieldhouse for a Wednesday night matchup with the Wolverines.

UM-Dearborn got down early and would go on to lose to Lawrence Tech 72-46.

It was a first half hole that the Wolverines couldn’t climb out of, as they were down 40-22 at the break.

Self-conflicting wounds would hurt UM-Dearborn as they committed 22 turnovers and shot just 25.9 percent from the field.

Christina Henry had her way in the paint and led both teams with 25 points, many of them coming either on a lay-up or at the free throw line.

The Blue Devils (12-1, 9-1 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference) out-rebounded the Wolverines 50-31 and were thieves on the floor getting 16 steals on the night.

Megan Swick led the Wolverines with 15 points, while Marisa Sauve scored eight points and hauled in six rebounds.

On Jan. 9, UM-Dearborn traveled to Aquinas looking to take down the Saints who sat just two games above the Wolverines in the conference standings.

The Wolverines would falter in the second half and be defeated by the Saints 73-60.

UM-Dearborn (0-17, 0-10 WHAC) started off strong leading by nine at the end of the first quarter. They carried the strong play into halftime leading Aquinas (5-12, 4-6 WHAC) 33-27.

But an 11-2 run by the Saints to start the third quarter would be the turning point of the game. The Wolverines would get out-scored 46-27 in the second half and would find themselves with another long bus ride home.

Megan Swick led both teams with 22 points on the night. She also recorded seven rebounds. Marisa Sauve contributed with 12 points and six rebounds.

Kendall Rose would earn her second double-double in three games scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds.

UM-Dearborn improved its shooting from the field but it wasn’t enough to earn its first victory of the season.

The Wolverines played tough defensively causing Aquinas to commit 22 turnovers. 25 of UM-Dearborn’s 60 points would come off turnovers.

UM-Dearborn takes the floor again Wednesday, Jan. 13 when it travels to Madonna for a 5:30 tip-off.