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Women’s Basketball Comes Up Empty Handed Against Rochester

Updated: Apr 29, 2023

Sydney McKinney-Williams, Staff Writer

India Grissom glides through Rochester’s defense for the score. Photo//Alana Dackiw

The inclement weather last week provided many complications for residents in Michigan, and the University of Michigan-Dearborn women’s basketball team was no exception.

The team was originally set to play on Wednesday, January 25th, but the game was pushed back a day due to the weather. The team made their way to Garth Pleasant Arena with only seven players able to play in the game. This was not ideal to face off against Rochester, a top team in the WHAC.

The shorthanded Wolverines put up their best effort, but were ultimately unable to overcome the Warriors, losing by a score of 92-49. The Wolverines were led by sophomore India Grissom with 17 points, including a very solid 9-14 run at the free throw line.

Lily Miller finished with a double-double, in which she scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Other standouts included Elzien Zomer’s three steals, as she played a big role on the defensive side of the ball. Briana Hurt did not shy away from the glass with six rebounds.

The Warriors had four players do significant damage of their own. Celeste Mershimer put up 22 points, Dakota Krohn contributed 15, and Ella Burger added 10. ChiAnne Gloster looked dominant in the paint with a double-double, notching 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Wolverines were set to play again on Saturday, January 28th, but weather also postponed that game. After a rocky week, UM-Dearborn (6-16, 3-11 WHAC) will look to bounce back against Cornerstone (11-11, 10-5 WHAC) in an away game match-up on February 1st.

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