Western Michigan women at Miami tonight 7:00 ESPN+

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.

MAC standings

BG 9-1
BS 9-1
UT 8-2
KS 6-4
AU 5-5
WM 5-5
EMU 4-6
UB 4-6

NIU 3-7
MU 3-7
CMU 2-8
OU 2-8

Top 8 make it to Cleveland.

Amani Freeman scored a career-high 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, and the Miami University women’s basketball team never trailed in a 71-53 win over Western Michigan Wednesday night. Maddi Cluse led the RedHawks (9-15, 4-7 MAC) with 21 points, while Ivy Wolf and Peyton Scott added 12 apiece. Hannah Spitzley had 14 points for the Broncos (10-12, 5-6 MAC).

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Our team stinks and it’s clear that we should make changes to the entire staff after this season, but I’m always happy with a Miami victory that brings us closer to Cleveland.