By Charlie Crowley, Sports Editor
Courtesy of Andris Visockis
The Aquinas’ women’s basketball team has kicked off the second half of their season and are off to a scorching start. Dating back to December 28, the Saints have posted six wins with only one loss. With all of but one of those games coming in the WHAC, they now hold a record of 7-7, with a 13-9 record overall.
The team’s overall success can be linked directly to their stat line. Every player on the team has managed to post numbers. Points wise, sophomore forward Hannah Brefeld leads the charge, averaging 12.8 points a game. Right behind her is sophomore guard Bri Spica, who has posted 11.5 points per game herself. Junior guard Deiona Rogers has also made her name known on the scoreboard. Rogers, a transfer from Grand Rapids Community College, has played seven games this year and is averaging 11.4 points a game. She is also posting 8.4 rebounds a game. On the defensive side, sophomore forward Ashley Bunker has paced the team with 28 steals this season, and junior guard McKenzie Breimayer owns 26 steals to her name.
The Saints currently have eight games left in their regular season, and are currently ranked eighth in the WHAC. They will look to have a strong finish in the conference. Tonight the Saints will travel to Southfield to take on the Blue Devils of Lawrence Tech University. Tech currently sits fourth in the conference, and the Saints are 0-1 against them this season, falling 63-53 on November 22. The Saints will also have a tough battle when Indiana Tech comes to town on Feb. 1. The Warriors are second in the Whac with a record of 10-4, and are ranked 20th nationally with an overall record of 15-6. The Saints last played them on December 7, falling 71-44 on the road. Come Feb. 11, the Saints go head to head against Concordia Univeristy in Ann Arbor. The Cardinals are one spot ahead of the Saints in the conference standings, but the Saints hold the season edge after a thrilling 60-59 victory on Jan. 7 in Grand Rapids.
As the season hits crunch time with the clock winding down, the Saints will look to ride their current hot streak out for the rest of the regular season. Be sure to follow along with the action as they finish up their conference schedule and prepare for the WHAC playoffs.
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