Toledo looks to stay atop MAC West at CMUWritten by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The UT women’s basketball team will try and extend its winning streak to nine games when it takes on Central Michigan at 7 p.m. Feb. 15.
The Rockets (16-7, 9-2 Mid-American Conference) are coming off a last-minute victory over Bowling Green, snapping their archrivals’ unbeaten league record. Toledo remains tied with Eastern Michigan (17-7, 9-2) atop the MAC West Division with five games remaining, including a matchup between the two leaders on Feb. 21 in Ypsilanti.
Before the Rockets can think about their matchup with EMU, however, UT must face Central Michigan (13-12, 5-6) in Mount Pleasant. Toledo topped the Chippewas in its first matchup on Jan. 8 with a 58-53 victory at Savage Arena.
The Rockets lead the all-time series 41-26, but in games located at Central Michigan’s McGuirk Arena the squads are tied, winning 15 apiece.
Sophomore point guard Andola Dortch continues to lead UT in points (13.4) and assists (4.4) per game while junior center Yolanda Richardson is scoring 10.3 points with a team-high six rebounds per contest.
Senior guard Courtney Ingersoll, last week’s MAC West Player of the Week, made just one field goal against Bowling Green but it was the game-winning basket with just a minute remaining. Ingersoll is averaging 11.7 points and 4.8 rebounds and ranks second in the nation, shooting 45.6 percent, from behind the arc.
Crystal Bradford leads the Chippewas’ offense, scoring 14.4 points with eight rebounds, two blocks and 2.5 steals per game. CMU is 4-4 at home this season in league play and are tied for third place in the MAC West, four games behind Toledo and EMU.