By: Phillip Lutz, Sports Editor
The UM-Dearborn women’s basketball team fought hard and took the lead briefly against No. 19, the Lawrence Technological University Blue Devils on Wednesday night. The Wolverines traveled to Southfield and lost with a final score of 74-56.
The Blue Devils came out swinging taking a 27-26 lead into halftime. The Wolverines responded to take the brief lead in the third quarter. The Blue Devils came back to 51-39.
The Blue Devils put up 23 points in the fourth quarter to win the game. The Wolverines put up 17 points in the final quarter and showed fight, grit down the stretch to close the gap.
The Wolverines were led by sophomore Sade Lemons who scored 21 points. She hit five shots from 3-point range. Lemons also had six rebounds (led team), and an assist.
Senior Megan Swick scored 17 points off the bench including hitting five from 3-point range. Swick also had a steal, and an assist.
Sophomore Jeorgia Jones scored 15 points including making 3 of 5 from the free throw line. Jones also had four rebounds, three assists, and a steal.
The Wolverines lost the turnover battle with 29-12 that eventually cost them the game. They also had 26 fouls compared to the 12 committed by the Blue Devils.
The Blue Devils were led by Nicole Buckingham with 24 points and Teryn Kline with 15 points off the bench.
The loss drops the Wolverines to 6-18 overall and 1-14 in the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference.
The Wolverines will have a week off and return to the UM-Dearborn Fieldhouse on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. as they bring in No. 8 Indiana Tech.