- Inside Athletics
The contest was held at LTU due to temporary building issues at the Mustangs' home venue. Davenport held the home court advantage after playing a game at LTU earlier this season.
Ranked No. 10 in the country, the Panthers wasted no time showcasing the depth and size that constantly has the team positioned as one of the country's elite. After keeping the game tight early on, the Mustangs fell victim to a strong Panthers team that eventually rolled to a 63-24 halftime advantage.
Second half action provided quite a fight from a resilient Mustang squad, but the Panther halftime lead was far too much to overcome as the tenth-ranked Panthers cruised, 113-41.
Six Panthers reached double figures to lift the team to 19-1 overall and 11-1 in conference to start the WHAC's second half of play.
Keara Marks (Detroit, Mich./Renaissance) cut into former Mustang Amanda DeGain's all-time scoring lead by tallying 14 points on the evening. Marks now needs 17 points to tie DeGain's all-time scoring mark of 1,324 career points. Marks and the Mustangs will hit the court again Saturday (Jan. 19) at Cornerstone University.
Diamond Murray (Pontiac, Mich. / West Bloomfield) and Ciara Moore (Detroit, Mich./Northwestern) each chipped in seven points in the loss that dropped the Mustangs to 0-12 in WHAC play and 2-17 overall.