Lima, OH- Michigan Dearborn continued to fight but could not find a way to close the gap in order to gain the lead. The game resulted in a 63-78 loss against Northwestern Ohio University (Racers). Dearborn increased their shooting percentage from the first half to the second half as the Racers percentage dropped. Although Dearborn was out rebounded, the Wolverines had stolen the ball 10 times and UNOH turned the ball over 21 times. During the second half the Wolverines made 37 points, while UNOH only scored 39pts. Michigan's leaders were Jalissa Williams, Andrea Collins and Courtney Teets. Ashley Sandelin shot 2 for 4 from behind the arch chipping in 6pts for the Wolverine's.
The Racers began the game by putting three points on the board but Marisa Sauve from Dearborn answered back by making a shot from the field. For the next seven minutes, every time UNOH would try to push for a small run the Wolverines would make a stop and put points on their side of the board. Michigan Dearborn allowed the Racers to score only 2 points as they put up 5pts during four minutes of the game. In the last four minutes of the first half, UNOH made every effort to put Michigan behind them, but the Wolverines kept fighting and left the half trailing by 13pts (26-39 Half). Collins led the Wolverines with 9pts and 3 steals. Teets followed with 5pts and 2 steals.
Turnovers controlled nearly the first two minutes of the second half. Each team had turned the ball over three times before Hopfner (UNOH) fouled Collins for a free throw to put the first point on the board in the half. With 13:19 on the clock and a score of 54-33, the Racers gained their largest lead. Michigan closed the gap to 15pts but was unable to find a way to make the gap even smaller, leading to a 63-78 loss against the Racers.
The women will play this Saturday, January 31 against Siena Heights University with the home court advantage at 5:00pm.