By: Phillip Lutz, Sports Editor
The week did not go well on the scoreboard for the Wolverines.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn Wolverines faced off first on Tuesday in Fort Wayne, Indiana against the No. 14 Indiana Institute of Technology Warriors. The Warriors defeated the Wolverines 79-45.
This game was a WHAC (Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference) game and dropped the Wolverines to 4-6 overall and 0-3 in the WHAC. The Warriors overwhelmed the Wolverines early on in the game and held on to win on their home court.
The Warriors were led by Keanna Gary who scored 22 points, and Haley Cook with 18 points.
“Indiana is really good, very well coached, they have been building for a while now” coach Jordan Sweeney said.
The Wolverines were led by Sade Lemons (SO/Sterling Heights, Michigan) off the bench with 17 points. She made two 3-pointers, and led the Wolverines with seven rebounds. Jeorgia Jones added eight points of her own. She also had six rebounds, a block, a steal, and two assists. Kayla Knight (FR/Ypsilanti, Michigan), Emily Heinrich (JR/South Lyon, Michigan), and Micah White (JR/Harper Woods, Michigan) all added four rebounds in the game.
“We played decent the first quarter, but we had too many breakdowns on defense late” Sweeney said.
The Wolverines next traveled to Ann Arbor to take on the Concordia College Cardinals Saturday. The Wolverines were in the lead at the half but could not contain the Cardinals in the third and fourth quarters. The Cardinals won the game 66-49.
This was also a WHAC game dropping the Wolverines to 4-7 overall and 0-4 in the WHAC. The Cardinals were led by Karlee Morris and Kari Borowiak who each scored 20 points Saturday.
The Wolverines were led by Emily Heinrich off the bench. Heinrich scored 12 points, including a 3-pointer. She also had three rebounds and an assist. Jeorgia Jones scored 10 points. She also added seven rebounds which led the team.
“We played really solid first three quarters, we are still learning how to win games and overcome adversity” Sweeney said.
Sade Lemons came off the bench to add nine points, all three from 3-point range. She also had six rebounds, a steal, and an assist. Meredith Williams (SR/Novi, Michigan) led the team with seven assists and chipped in five rebounds.
The Wolverines would play one more game on Sunday against Wayne State University. This was an exhibition game on the Wayne State University campus. The Wolverines lost 90-30 this drops them to 4-8 overall and 0-4 in the WHAC.
The Wolverines were led by Sade Lemons who scored 10 points including the lone 3-pointer made by the Wolverines. Jeorgia Jones added five points off the bench.
The Wolverines shot 1 for 13 from 3-point range and 13 for 53 from the floor.
Wayne State was led by Nastassia Chambers with 16 points. Shannon Wilson and Paige Villemure who each scored 11 points.
“It was a great experience playing the caliber of the team at Wayne State” Sweeney said. He went on to say “it was great that the team got to play in front of family since most of them live near here.”
The Wolverines return home to the UM-Dearborn Fieldhouse to take on the University of Northwestern Ohio Racers at 5:30 pm. This is a WHAC game and a chance for the Wolverines to get on the plus side in the conference.