(Ann Arbor, MI) Concordia women's basketball (13-6, 7-6 WHAC) aims to get back in the win column this week after dropping consecutive games for the first time this season. Still just a game and a half out of second place in the conference standings, the Cardinals will have two opportunities to move up in position this week. The team hosts Siena Heights and Northwestern Ohio—two 7-5 WHAC teams Concordia defeated earlier this year.
Scouting the Saints
Siena Heights (14-6, 7-5 WHAC) has been trending upwards since Concordia beat them in Adrian on November 16. The Saints have won 13 of their last 15 contests including upsets over #13 Purdue University Northwest (11/27), (RV) Lawrence Tech (12/10), and, most recently, #20 Indiana Tech (1/14). They are led by April Watson who averages a double-double at 17.95 PPG (2nd WHAC) and 10.0 RPG (3rd WHAC). Watson went for 22 points and 11 boards in the Cardinals 78-72 win earlier in the year. Siena Heights is a strong rebounding team and leads the conference averaging 9.35 more boards a game than their opponents.
Scouting the Racers
Northwestern Ohio (9-11, 7-5 WHAC) has a strong inside game with forwards Sogona Sidibe (12.3 PPG) and Linda Ulasi (8.6 PPG) who shoot efficiently at 52% and 48%. The Racers also went to the deep ball in their first matchup with Concordia making 7 of 14 from three (average 3.85 3PT/game). The Cardinals had to match with 50% three-point shooting of their own to win the back-and-forth game, 90-83 early in December. The Racers have won two straight beating Cornerstone and Marygrove at home where they will also play (RV) Lawrence Tech on Wednesday before coming to Ann Arbor on Saturday.
Points per game #11 Kari Borowiak (JR/Gaylord, MI) (16.6)
#24 Mia Long (FR/Ann Arbor, MI) (13.7)
FG % #11 Kari Borowiak (.539)
3-point FG% #11 Kari Borowiak (.443)
Free throw % #11 Kari Borowiak (.754)
Rebounds per game #2 Karlee Morris (SO/Ypsilant, MI) (8.7)
Assists per game #11 Kari Borowiak (4.32)
Steals per game #24 Mia Long (3.05)
Blocks #23 Breanne Short (JR/Freeland, MI) (32)