By: Phillip Lutz, Sports Editor
The UM-Dearborn women’s basketball team played two Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference games this week and failed to win either matchup. The Wolverines have an overall record of 4-9 and a WHAC record of 0-6.
The Wolverines welcomed the University of Northwestern Ohio Racers to the UM-Dearborn Fieldhouse Wednesday. The Wolverines lost the game 65-55 after not being able to overcome the late surge by the Racers in the fourth quarter.
Coach Jordan Sweeney said “we did not play well for the first three quarters, we are struggling to put a full game together.”
The Racers were led in scoring by Kierra Billingsley who scored 15 points.
Sade Lemons (SO/Sterling Heights, Michigan) led the Wolverines with 13 points. She had seven rebounds, two assists, and a steal. Lemons also made five of six from the free throw line.
“Sade did a good job getting to the line, and she was our leading rebounder for both games” said Sweeney.
Emily Heinrich (JR/South Lyon, Michigan) added 11 points of her own including going three for three from the free throw line. She also had four rebounds, and two assists.
Megan Swick (SR/Grosse Ile, Michigan) made 10 points including making three from downtown. She also added five rebounds, two steals, and two assists. Swick also went one for two at the free throw line.
The Wolverines traveled to Adrian, Michigan on Saturday to face the saints of Siena Heights University in another WHAC game. The Wolverines lost the game 71-52 after closing the gap going into halftime but ultimately did not have enough to take the game.
The Saints leading scorer was Sharmaine Wills with 16 points while Demi Russell knocked in 12 of her own.
Emily Heinrich led the Wolverines in scoring with 14 points including making two from 3-point range. She also added two assists.
“Emily was efficient on the offensive end. She gave us a good punch when we needed it” Sweeney said.
Sade Lemons was nipping at her heels as she scored 13 points of her own. Lemons buried three shots from 3-point range and made two of three from the free throw line. She also had six rebounds, four assists, a block, and a steal.
Megan Swick and Natalie Spala (JR/Livonia, Michigan) each added seven points off the bench. Swick also had six rebounds, a block, two steals, and three assists. She also added a shot from 3-point range. Spala had two steals and made a shot from 3-point range.
The Wolverines will now return home to the UM-Dearborn Fieldhouse on Wednesday as they welcome No. 24 Lawrence Technological University at 5:30 p.m. They will also have another home game against Concordia University at 1p.m. on Saturday.