January 3, 2013 – A 10-2 run midway through the second half propelled the Wayne State University women's basketball team to a 70-66 win over Hillsdale College Thursday night at Detroit's Matthaei Center.
Hillsdale falls to 4-6 with the loss, while the much-improved Warriors are 5-1 in GLIAC play. The Chargers remain on the road this weekend, facing Saginaw Valley State University at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The Warriors broke open a close game (43-43) with a 10-2 run, and held a lead that hovered around eight to 10 points through the bulk of the half. Sophomore Kadie Lowery came in and scored five quick points to cut the deficit in half, but the run turned out to be too little, too late against the GLIAC's best rebounding team.
WSU held a 24-17 rebounding edge in the second half and ended up with a 41-29 advantage in free throw attempts. The Warriors outscored the Chargers 26-20 from the charity stripe, providing a big difference in the game.
Senior guard Lea Jones, playing her final game near her hometown, played her finest game of the season with 22 points, eight rebounds and four assists. She drained four 3-point shots and provided the kind of leadership and floor play that's made her one of the toughest guards in the conference throughout her career.
Sophomore forward Megan Fogt fouled out, but found time to turn in her eighth double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while dealing with a bruising and active front line. Junior forward Angela Bisaro swished all eight of her free throws in the game and finished with 10 points.
Freshman forward Sarah Theut made her first collegiate start in this game, and tied her season-high with 24 minutes played. She finished with four rebounds and a blocked shot.