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Women’s Basketball Gameday Preview: No. 15 UMHB at LeTourneau

Above photo by Russell Marwitz/True To The Cru

Monday’s Game

4 p.m. CT, Longview, Texas (Solheim Arena)

Watch: LeTourneau live stream broadcast

READ: UMHB women’s basketball uses strong defense to defeat UT-Dallas

No. 15 UMHB (17-2, 14-0 ASC)

UMHB Projected Starting Five

# Pos. Name Ht. Class Pts Reb
10 G Bethany McLeod 5'9 Sr. 8.4 3.1
1 G Arieona Rosborough 5'7 Fr. 11.6 6.3
31 F Ashley Faux 6'0 So. 11.8 4.1
40 F Kasey Jo Hinton 5'10 Jr. 1.9 2.2
24 P Kaitlyn Kollmorgen 6'0 So. 8.4 7.2

About the Cru: There has been little that UMHB has not been able to do this season, and that includes playing twice in two days. The team has already done it once this season, in the season-opening weekend in November, and is more than prepared for consecutive days of ASC road showdowns. UMHB comes off a key win at UT-Dallas, 55-46, and aims to beat LeTourneau for the second time this season. The Crusaders, with a patience on the offensive end, are shooting a league-best 41.2 percent from the field entering the contest. They also lead the ASC in assists per game, at 18.1. UMHB leads with conference with a 14-0 record. 

LeTourneau (10-6, 7-4 ASC)

LeTourneau Projected Starting Five

# Pos. Name Ht. Class Pts Reb
4 G Keauna Whitfield 5'7 Sr. 19.1 7.3
3 G Malacia Guy 5'3 Jr. 12.1 5.3
1 F Kyndall Hardman 5'9 Jr. 5.7 4.8
34 F Ajanae Thomas 5'11 Sr. 11.1 6.1
21 F/C Allaira Jones 6'1 Jr. 15.1 9.5

About the Yellowjackets: Keauna Whitfield headlines LeTourneau’s attack, as the guard is the conference’s leading scorer, at 19.1 points per game, Whitfield will certainly challenge the UMHB defense, though Morefield said earlier in the week that he does not believe one player will change who comes out with the victory. LETU is one of three ASC teams averaging above 70 points per game (71.0), and comes off a 79-69 home win yesterday over Concordia (TX). At 7-4, the Yellowjackets sit fifth in the ASC standings. Also notable, LETU forward/center Allaira Jones played at UMHB for the previous three seasons before transferring. She played in 16 games last year, averaging 7.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.

Did you know? With yesterday’s win over UT-Dallas, UMHB women’s basketball has tied the program record for the longest win streak, at 16 games.

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