By CHRIS ZADOROZNY, Sports Editor
Looking to finish the season strong, the Lady Wolves had two good chances to do so last week against Madonna and Siena Heights. Unfortunately, they came up short against both teams.
On Wednesday, February 13, just four days after sending their seniors (Kelly DeFauw and Sara Perez) off with a win, they fell to the Madonna Lady Crusaders 78-58 in Livonia.
Leading the way for the Lady Wolves was center Chelsea Davis, with 13 points in 24 and a half minutes of time on the floor. She also contributed eight rebounds along with an assist and three blocks.
Following up to Davis’ performance was Brittany Teets, who had 11 points in just over 31 minutes of playing time and also contributed three rebounds and an assist.
Jalissa Williams was the third and final player with points in double figures for the Lady Wolves with 10. She also had five rebounds, three assists, and a block.
That was it for big contributions from the Lady Wolves, though as Madonna outplayed them in both halves of the game. Kaylee McGrath led the way for the Lady Crusaders with 24 points and 11 rebounds in 31 minutes on the floor.
Two other players had points in double figures while five others contributed with points, as well. What really hurt the Lady Wolves was their shooting from beyond the arc. They only made one three-pointer on nine attempts for the night, giving them an 11.1% shooting percentage. They also made just nine of 19 free throws, while Madonna made just over 70% of theirs.
It was a disappointing loss for the Lady Wolves looking to gain some momentum going into the last game of the year.
They couldn’t regroup against Siena Heights just three nights later, losing 87-55 to the Lady Saints. Once again, the three-point shooting for the Wolves was off as they only made one of seven. Their shooting from inside the paint was less than poor too as they only made 35.5% of their shots.
The free throw shooting for Siena Heights was what helped them win the game, making 70% of their free throws. The Lady Wolves are now just one day away from playing in the WHAC Tournament as the seventh seed. The Lady Wolves will be playing against Concordia, a team they have lost twice to this year alone.
If they want to advance past the first round of the WHAC Tournament, they will have to upset Concordia on Wednesday evening in Ann Arbor at 7:00pm.