Women’s basketball (15-7, 9-3 MAC) secured their fourth straight win, 64-71, against the Western Michigan Broncos (12-8, 6-5 MAC) on Monday night at Alumni Arena.
It was a slower start for UB with WMU’s sophomore guard Lauren Ross scoring six first quarter points, leaving UB with a 6-2 lag. Despite this, UB led the scoreboard for the rest of the match with a 35-25 score at the half and final 71-64 score, maintaining solid defensive-offensive balance throughout the game.
Freshman guard Georgia Woolley came in hot with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Other game leaders included junior guard Dyaisha Fair and redshirt fifth year Summer Hemphill, who scored 18 and 14 points respectively.
Hemphill’s 14 points and 13 rebounds gave her her second career double-double, whilst defensively she equalled her career-high five steals.
This impressive performance leaves Hemphill at 994 career rebounds – another step forward to her aim to be the second player in program history with 1000 career points and 1000 career rebounds.
Junior guard Dominique Camp set out to impress, just missing a career triple-double with eight points, (a career-high) nine rebounds and seven assists.
Defensively, UB turned 16 steals into 23 fastbreak points but struggled overall, only limiting WMU to 41.4% from the field and 28.6% from three-point range.
The Bulls will return to action against the Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-13, 2-9 MAC) for a 7 p.m. tip-off at Alumni Arena tomorrow.
Sophie McNally is an assistant sports editor and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sophie McNally is an assistant sports editor at The Spectrum. She is a history major studying abroad for a year from Newcastle University in the UK. In her spare time, she can be found blasting The 1975 or Taylor Swift and rowing on a random river at 5 a.m.