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Basketball: LWC Women looking for back to back wins

By Kyle Jackson

The Lindsey Wilson women's basketball team will continue their road trip on Thursday when they stop in Pikeville (KY) to take on the Bears. Tipoff is scheduled for 5pmCT.

The Blue Raiders (13-10, 8-7 MSC) enter the match after defeating Cumberland (TN) 83-75 snapping a two-game losing streak. Senior forward Maleigha Oldham and freshman guard Amelia Hodges led the team with 19 points in the victory.

Oldham continues to lead the team in points per game averaging 13.9 while also averaging 2.4 steals per game, the third-highest average in the conference.

Senior forward Bree Glover continues to lead the team in rebounds per game averaging 9.1 so far this season ranking third in the conference while also averaging 2.9 blocks per game, the ninth-highest average in the NAIA and best in the conference.

As a team, the Blue Raiders are averaging 71 points per game and are shooting 41.6 percent from the floor and 36.7 percent from beyond the arc, the second-best in the conference. Meanwhile, sophomore and freshman guard Amelia Hodges and Sydnie Hall continue to shoot over 40 percent from beyond the arc, ranking second and fifth in the conference respectfully.

As for the Bears (14-10, 8-9 MSC), they enter the match on a four-game win streak after defeating Cumberlands (Ky.) on Monday 82-73. Senior guard Sierra Feltner led the team with 23 points in the win.

Senior guard Mary Englert leads the Bears in scoring averaging 14.7 points per game, ranking seventh in the conference while sophomore guard Morgan Stamper leads the team in rebounding with 12.4 boards per game ranking sixth in the NAIA and the best in the conference.

As a team, the Bears are averaging 75.6 points per game, ranking fifth in the conference, and are shooting 42.3 percent from the floor and 35.3 percent from beyond the arc, ranking third in the conference.

Thursday's meeting will be the second time these two programs have met this season. The Blue Raiders won the previous meeting on January 24, 88-84 at home and have won the last six straight against the Bears.

Live video and live stats will be available for the match.

This story was posted on 2022-02-10 11:00:52
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