By: Phillip Lutz, Sports Editor

The UM-Dearborn women’s basketball team comes back to beat Lourdes University 65-57 and get their first WHAC (Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference) win Saturday.

The Wolverines found themselves up by one point at the end of the first quarter. By halftime the Wolverines were down 38-29 after only scoring 11 points in the second quarter.

The third quarter would see a renewed fighting spirit take hold as they scored 18 points in the third quarter and 19 points in the fourth quarter. The Wolverines now improve to 1-11 in the WHAC and 6-15 overall this season.

Sophomore Jeorgia Jones put the team on her back and scored 27 points which is a career high for her. She also ripped down nine rebounds which also led the team. Jones also added three assists and two steals.

Junior Natalie Spala found her groove again as she scored 16 points. She went six of seven from the free throw line. Spala also had six rebounds, two assists, and a steal.

Sophomore Sade Lemons would not be denied as she added eight points of her own. She also had six rebounds, two steals, and two assists. Senior Meredith Williams led the team with her four steals and added six points.

Tatyana Reynolds led the Gray Wolves of Lourdes University with 17 points. LaTyrah Beasley added 12 points of her own off the bench.

The Wolverines also played on Wednesday at the UM-Dearborn Fieldhouse as they welcomed in Aquinas College. The Wolverines were dominated early by Aquinas scoring 23 points in the first quarter.

Aquinas did not let their foot off the gas as they beat the Wolverines 58-33. The Wolverines won the third quarter but could not overcome the shooting from the Saints of Aquinas College.

The Wolverines were led by Sade Lemons who scored 16 points including making four shots from 3-point range and two for two from the free throw line. Lemons also had four rebounds, three steals, and an assist.

Meredith Williams led the Wolverines with five rebounds and five steals. She also had two assists and four points. Jeorgia Jones also added four points, two rebounds, a block, and an assist.

The Wolverines return home on Wednesday as they welcome in Rochester College at 5:30 p.m. at the UM-Dearborn Fieldhouse. There will also be an appearance by the Wolverine Trooper at the game and a special award ceremony by WHAC Commissioner Rob Miller.