SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - The Lawrence Technological University women's basketball program has a week stacked with three games to play starting on November 6th. The Blue Devils host Grace Christian College (Mich.) on the 6th at 11 am, but will also be hosting the annual Kid's Day. This is where kids from the community come and watch the women play. Then, on November 8th, the ladies travel to Marion, Ind. to play in the Leah Whittaker Memorial Tournament. They start off by facing (15) Taylor University (Ind.) on the 8th. Then, on the 9th, they continue in the tournament with a match against Indiana Wesleyan.
Grace Christian (2-3) has now played twice against WHAC opponents this year alone. They opened their season up with a 74-56 loss to Cornerstone University (Mich.). Then in the late days of October, beat Lourdes University (Ohio) 70-65. They are led by the efforts of Emily Libey who has 54 points this season and goes 50% from the three point line.
The ranked 15th Taylor (2-0) team comes into the Leah Whittaker Tournament with two wins against WHAC teams. The first of which was a narrow 56-53 win against Concordia University - Ann Arbor. Then, they shot past Cornerstone University (Mich.) 76-67 to open November. The Trojans play Madonna University before playing the LTU. They are led by the 33 points of Becca Buchs, who also leads the team in rebounds with 26.
To round up the week, the Blue Devils face Indiana Wesleyan (2-0) on Saturday. They also have two wins against WHAC opponents. They have a 66-54 win against Aquinas College (Mich.) and a clobbering of Cornerstone with a 71-45 win. They excel at their free throws as a team, having a 91% average, ranking third in the nation for that percentage. Dayton Groninger leads the team with 37 points.
LTU is led by Kendall Fisher's 16 points per game and leading the team in assists with 20. defensively, Danielle Hanson has had a strong three games, leading the team with 24 rebounds and six assists. The Blue Devils rank 5th in the nation for total assists with 20 from Fisher and blocks with seven from Rachel Price. They also rank 5th in the nation for total blocks as a team with 16.
Following this tournament, the Blue Devils start their games versus WHAC opponents, opening up at home with a game versus Cornerstone on November 16.