ADRIAN, Mich. – The University of Michigan-Dearborn women's basketball team opened the 2018-19 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference season against Siena Heights University Wednesday in Adrian, Mich.
The Wolverines took control of the game in the third quarter, outscoring the Saints 19-11 in the frame and holding on for a 72-65 win to move to 5-1 overall on the season and 1-0 in the WHAC. The win is the first for UM-Dearborn women's basketball over Siena Heights since 2009.
Ro'Zhane Wells continued the strong start to her first season with the Wolverines, finishing with 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting, adding three assists and two steals. Sade Lemons narrowly missed a double-double recording 17 points and nine rebounds.
The Wolverines shot 23-of-66 from the field, 7-of-32 from deep and 19-of-35 from the line.
Kiana Votava scored a game-high 20 points for the Saints, who outrebounded the Wolverines 41-40.
UM-Dearborn continues WHAC play against Aquinas College at 1 pm Saturday in Grand Rapids, Mich.