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Women’s Basketball Falls to Lawrence Tech, 74-53

DETROIT, Mich. — The Marygrove College women’s basketball team fell to 0-13 in Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference play and 2-18 overall with a 74-53 setback to neighboring WHAC foe Lawrence Tech (8-9; 6-7 WHAC) Wednesday (Jan. 22) inside Detroit’s Northwest Activities Center.  The 21-point loss allowed the visiting Blue Devils to sweep the season series over the Mustangs in back-to-back campaigns.

A quick 8-2 lead over the first four-plus minutes of play looked promising as Breomi Jackson (Detroit, Mich./Tennessee State) protected the rim with three early blocks. The two-possession lead held briefly before the Blue Devils answered with a 22-6 run over the next 11 minutes of action turning the Mustangs six-point advantage into a 10-point deficit.

The run would prove to be the difference in the first half as the Blue Devils took a 33-21 edge into the locker room at the break.

The Mustangs would slice into the 12-point halftime lead, but could never cut the deficit to single digits as the Blue Devils went on to win the WHAC women’s basketball showdown by 21. With the loss, the women’s basketball team remains in search of their first conference win in program history. The inaugural WHAC win won’t come easy with nearby counterpart Madonna University on the slate Saturday for a 1 p.m. tip.

Marygrove was led by senior forward Arielle Edwards (Grand Rapids, Mich./Ottawa Hills) with 14 points, six rebounds, and a block. Fellow senior Ciara Moore (Detroit, Mich./Northwestern) chipped in with 10 points, four rebounds, three assists, and a pair of steals.

Lawrence Tech was lifted by Hali Butler and Allison Kitchen as the pair connected for 20 points each. Maegan Branham pulled down a game-high 17 rebounds.

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Saturday’s road game in Livonia will feature live video and live stats provided by Madonna.

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