No. 19 Michigan Tech women visit Grand Valley State

HOUGHTON — With a 13-1 record the Michigan Tech women’s basketball team is ranked No. 19 in the nation for NCAA Women’s Division II basketball.

As wonderful as that may be, don’t tell that to Huskies head coach Sam Hoyt.

“In the end, it really doesn’t matter,” she said. It is one game at a time and one possession at a time.”

Instead, she said what is important how far her team has gotten this year.

“Everything has been adding up,” she said. “We’ve gotten good play from our starters and from our bench players. We’ve grown in communication and taking care of the ball, and we will continue to form that strong chemistry as a team.”

The Huskies are coming off a 63-49 win Tuesday night over the Northern Michigan Wildcats. They hope to carry their 11-game winning streak down south to Grand Valley State for a two-game series against the Lakers.

The Lakers are also 13-1 on the season. They are averaging 65.6 points per game. They are shooting 41 percent from the field and 31 percent from beyond the three-point arc. Emily Spitzley leads the Lakers in scoring with an average 13.6 points per game. Hannah Kulas is next with 12.4 points per game.

The Huskies are averaging 66.5 points per game. They are sinking on average 42 percent of their shots from the field and are 32 percent from long range. Ellie Mackay leads the scoring charge for the Huskies with 14.4 points per game. Jordan Ludescher averages 11.9 points per game.

Tip off is set for noon Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday.


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