January 23, 2013
For Immediate Release
Dearborn, Mich. – Earlier this season, the University of Michigan-Dearborn hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to beat the Lady Warriors. However, Indiana Tech would get some retribution on Wednesday night defeating the Wolves 81-78.
The Wolves had a shot to tie the game in the closing seconds, but the three-point attempt would come up empty this time sending the Indiana Tech women home with their third straight win.
Not only was the win the third consecutive for Indiana Tech (10-12, 8-6 WHAC), but the team has now won four of their last five games on the road, with the only loss coming to No. 3 Davenport University.
Michigan-Dearborn (6-14, 5-9 WHAC) charged out of the gates scoring the first eight points of the night. Trailing 12-7 a few minutes later, the Warriors came back with a 16-0 run to take the lead and would never trail again.
The Wolves got within six before halftime, but a triple from Sabine Filippovica (Linibazi, Latvia/Independence) just before the horn gave Tech a 43-34 edge at the break.
To begin the second half, Michigan-Dearborn hit five of their first six shots to erase the nine point deficit and tie the game at 45-45. With Tech clinging to a two point lead, 52-50, midway through the period, Filippovica hit back-to-back shots to extend the margin to six.
With the Wolves clawing their way back into the game and just under seven minutes remaining, Chelsea Carradine (Redford, MI/Thurston) scored five straight points to boost Tech’s lead to nine, 69-60.
The Warriors would have to hold off one last charge by UMD, who scored six unanswered points in the final minute to get within three, and had a chance to even the score, but the potential game-tying three with six seconds left was no good.
Five players scored in double figures for the Warriors and leading the way was Rachael Kruse (Ft. Wayne, IN/Homestead) with 21 points and Ulyssia Richmond (Temple Hills, MD/Riverdale Baptist) followed with 16. Richmond, who entered the game needing 20 points to reach 1,000 career points, now sits just four points shy of the milestone.
Carradine and Filippovica added 14 points apiece, a season-high for Filippovica, and Kaneisha Bass (Detroit, MI/Lincoln Trail) chipped in 11.
The Warriors return home to host Aquinas College on Saturday, Jan. 26 in a 1 p.m. tip.
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