Western is 10-11 ( 5-5). Miami is 8-15 ( 3-7). Western was 4-2 in the MAC when Lauren Ross suffered a season ending knee injury. Ross is leading the MAC in scoring at 21.9ppg. They then lost 3 straight games, but on Saturday at home, they got down 9-0 vs Akron, then rallied to win 76-71 over the Zips. Since the injury to Ross, last year’s starting point guard, Megan Wagner ( from Mason), has returned and the team has adjusted to losing Ross.
They have another star player in 6-2 JR Taylor Williams. She is very long and athletic and averages 15.2ppg. She is first in the MAC in blocked shots and 3rd in rebounding. She had a great game against Akron Saturday with career highs of 29 points and 7 assists. Jr Hannah Spitzley who averages 8pg, had career highs of 25 points and 7 steals Saturday. So they have girls who are stepping up into new roles with the loss of Ross.
Top 8 make it to Cleveland.