By CHRIS ZADOROZNY, Sports Editor
With just four games left in the regular season, and a guaranteed lock to make the WHAC Tournament, the Lady Wolves were looking to jump up in the standings.
And they did, starting the week in the eighth position, they gained a spot even though they split the week with a win and a loss.
In the first game of the week, they Lady Wolves took on the Davenport Lady Panthers, in Grand Rapids, who are second in the WHAC. They ended up falling, 87-57, despite a good night from the free throw line and Jalissa Williams, who shot a game high, 25 points.
She was the only player in double digits for the Lady Wolves, something that hurt them in the loss. As for the Lady Panthers, they had four players in double digits, two of whom came off the bench.
The Lady Wolves had a horrid night from inside the paint, only shooting 39% (23-59), and had 33 turnovers on the night. The Lady Panthers on the other hand, only had 23 turnovers, but shot 49.3% from inside the arc (35-71).
University of Michigan-D then came home to take on the Lady Blue Devils of Lawrence Tech on Senior Night. Like the men’s team, they only have two seniors on the squad; Kelly DeFauw and Sara Perez. Unlike the men’s team on Senior Night though, the Lady Wolves pulled through and defeated Lawrence Tech 70-55, helping them to the seventh seed after Aquinas dropped two in a row.
It’s a now a race to see who will finish in the bottom three seeds. The Lady Wolves have a shot to finish seventh or eighth in the WHAC. Sixth is occupied by Indiana Tech, and because they have a better overall record, even if they lose their last two games, the Lady Wolves can only finish in the seventh position.
That would match them up against the same Lady Panthers of Davenport that demolished them last week. The top two teams are already determined, whether that will be Concordia or Davenport (both teams are within two games of each other).
The Lady Wolves will finish the regular season against Madonna in Livonia on Wednesday, February 13, at 5:00pm, and travel to Siena Heights on Saturday, February 16 at 5:30pm.