Lady Bisons defeat Lyon in season opener

I don’t usually use this space to talk about the Lady Bisons, but they deserve credit just like the guys do. Since they were the only HU basketball team in action tonight, I thought I’d review their game for a change.

Sophomore guard Kinsey Tucker filled up the stat sheet like no player I’ve seen in quite a while. She scored 28 points, grabbed nine rebounds, dished out seven assists, had four steals, all while turning the ball over just once. Tucker put in the only great performance of the Lady Bison starters, as Chelsea Simpson, Jacque Fredendall, and Ashley Dixon were all victims of foul trouble (and for Simpson, turnovers were a problem), while freshman Catherine McMenamy shot just 3-of-15 from the field.

Jasmine McClendon and Laura Broadwater played very well off the bench, with McClendon scoring 16 points with 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Broadwater hit two threes and had eight assists with no turnovers as she ran the point for 28 minutes.

Four Keys
HU Opp.
TS% 55.7 54.4
OR% 45.0% 27.8%
TR 13.3 18.8
FTM/P 0.352 0.330

The four key areas show a slight edge for our ladies in terms of shooting (in general and at the FT line), but our real strengths were rebounding and ballhandling. The strong performances of Tucker and Broadwater at the guard spots helped the cause in forcing turnovers (and not causing them on offense), while everyone did their part boxing out for rebounds at both ends. If the Lady Bisons keep up their performance in these areas, they won’t have any problem improving upon last year’s 11-17 record.

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