Full Recap and Stats
Player Of The Game: It was a tough game overall for the Panthers, but I will probably roll with Angela Rodriguez on this one. She scored a team-high 13 points and drained 3 of 5 three-pointers to go with 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
Play of the Game: To me, it really wasn't a single, particular play, but rather the way the team played in the second half. Down 52-25 at halftime, no one would have blamed them for calling it a day. Instead, they sank 7-14 3's and never gave in, outscoring the Rockets after intermission
Key Stats: Milwaukee was forced into a season-high 24 turnovers and that really set them back after Toledo turned those miscues into a 25-3 advantage in points off turnovers. The Rockets also dominated the paint, scoring 41 points in the lane. On a positive note, UWM won the rebounding battle, 42-37 for just the second time this season. Toledo is off to its best start since 1996-97 and the 4,034 fans that came out to the game today were a season-high. Graduate manager Haylie Linn, who played at Toledo, was able to pick up her championship ring from last season in a pregame ceremony.
News and Notes: The UWM reserves got a chance to shine today and there were numerous highlights. Despite playing just 14 minutes, Avyanna Young scored 5 points and grabbed a team-high 8 rebounds. Macie Dorow had a great game, scoring 3 points, grabbing four rebounds and handing out 3 assists in a career-high 22 minutes. Sydney Howard also had a season-high 6 points and also had 2 steals.
Up Next: There is no rest for the Panthers, who leave Monday for a Tuesday matinee at DePaul. Rumor has it there will be 3,000 screaming kids for the noon tip for the Chicagoland Field Trip Day.