Game 5 of 6 games in 12 days sees us in BG. Hopefully the girls will not come back to Oxford but will then head to Ypsilante where they play EMU Wednesday night. Miami is 8-14 (4-9), while BG is 11-10 ( 6-6).
BG went from last to first last season and won the MAC regular season championship, then star freshman Lexi Fleming got hurt in the first game of the MAC tournament and they lost the next game. Fleming is also missing this season, and instead of winning the MAC, BG is scrambling trying to hold onto a spot in the MAC tournament ( only top 8 go to Cleveland this year). Saturday they got crushed 80- 51 by their rival Toledo, the best team in the league, to drop to 11-10 ( 6-6). BG plays about 10 girls and their leading scorer Kadie Hempfling averages only 11, but they can all score.
Miami had a nice game on Saturday, drilling last place Central Michigan, but we have struggled in these makeup games on the road which are jammed into our regular schedule. Little time to prepare, bus rides, missing class but having to do the work, etc. Saturday Peyton Scott had 24, Ivy Wolf 18, Edyn Battle 16, and Katie Davidson 12. Wolf has stepped up her production lately, averaging over 16 ppg in the last 5 games and had a career high 8 rebounds Saturday. The 5th starter, Tejah Foster-Walker, has been showing improvement lately. Maddie Cluse did not play on Saturday, she may have reinjured herself?