Southfield: In what can be described as one of those epic twelve round boxing matches you come across every few decades that was the case tonight for the women's basketball game. With the veteran Blue Devils going up against a feisty Warrior team looking to make it two straight losses for the Blue Devils came up short. It was all Kendall Fisher in the waning seconds of the 4th quarter swinging the final blow to keep from going to overtime and win the game for the Blue Devils. The Blue Devils beat the Warriors of Rochester University (Mich.) to the final tune of 66-64 on Wednesday evening inside the Don Ridler Field House.
The game from the get-go was going to be a tight one all night with shot after shot being answered back on either end it was going to come to a defensive stop here and a key offensive possession to put the game away. Overall the team looked lethargic shooting the ball ending the night shooting just a measly 33.8% from the field while shooting a low 33.3% from beyond the arc on the night. The second half for the Blue Devils from beyond the arc was one of their worse shooting efforts in recent memory shooting 20% in both the 3rd and 4th quarters. It took only two Blue Devils in double digits and a career night from the sophomore guard Kendall Fisher to take down the Warriors.
Overall Kendall Fisher ended the night with 34 pts on 13-23 shooting along with 4 assist, 8 steals, and 5 rebounds for all-around stellar performance. Alongside Kendall scoring in double digits was junior Teryn Kline who had 13 pts on 4-8 shooting going 4-6 from three on the night. Senior Danielle Hanson had 6 pts while fellow senior Hope Dollarhide continues her excellent play off the bench with 8 pts. Rounding out the scorers for the Blue Devils are senior Kaitlyn Smith with 5 pts going 3-4 from the charity stripe.
Looking ahead the Blue Devils get ready for a key matchup against conference foe Siena Heights which is a homecoming of sorts for the coaching staff. It will be the first time that Coach Howrigon steps foot back in the hallow grounds she once called home. For what looks to be a battle of the mentee and mentor at 5:00 PM in Adrian, Michigan.