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Posted on Sun, Nov 20, 2011 : 5:22 p.m.

Women's basketball: Michigan and Eastern Michigan win road games

By Staff

The Michigan women’s basketball team is headed to Paradise, and the Wolverines will be undefeated when they arrive.

Michigan topped Seton Hall, 51-47, in a battle of unbeaten teams Sunday at Walsh Gymnasium in South Orange, N.J.

It was the first of five straight road games for Michigan (4-0), which plays in the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands from Thursday through Saturday and returns to the mainland for a Nov. 30 date at Maryland.

Michigan led the host Pirates (3-1) for most of the second half Sunday, but not by more than six points.

Nya Jordan split a pair of free throws to give the Wolverines a 49-47 lead with 26 seconds remaining. Michigan’s Kate Thompson then blocked a Seton Hall shot with 12 seconds remaining and Rachel Sheffer sealed the win with a pair of free throws.

Sheffer made 12-of-14 free throw attempts on her way to a game-high 18 points.

Michigan senior Courtney Boylan added 11 points and three assists. The 5-foot-7 guard also pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.

Seton Hall senior guard Jasmine Crew, who was leading the Big East with a 21.3-point scoring average, scored just nine points.

Crew opened the game’s scoring with an early 3-pointer, but picked up her third foul with 13:30 left in first half and didn’t play again until after halftime. She finished the game 3-of-14 shooting in 27 minutes.

Alexandra Maseko led the Pirates with 12 points.


Tavelyn James scored 20 points and Paige Redditt recorded the fifth double-double of her career (17 points, 18 rebounds) to lead the Eagles to a non-conference win in Chicago.

James hit a pair of free throws with 19 seconds remaining for a 59-55 lead. Desyree Thomas scored the game’s final four points for the Eagles (3-1) on a fast break layup and two free throws.

Redditt’s 18 rebounds were a career high and led the Eagles’ 46-26 edge in that category.

Patrice King scored 24 points for Loyola.



Sat, Nov 26, 2011 : 10:34 p.m.

Follow up question to my earlier post: What kind of editors neglect to read and respond to legitimate criticism?


Sat, Nov 26, 2011 : 2:34 p.m.

As I commented regarding the unlisted/unlinked story on the women's Bball Prairie View game, Michigan has two basketball teams. On the "MIchigan Basketball" home page, this story is the first on the women's team following 9 or ten stories (including pre-Maui Invitational stories from several days ago). It appears at the bottom of the second page of Bball stories. What kind of sports editors do you have that give such short shrift to major, successful women's programs--not just Bball, but Softball, Volley Ball, Field Hockey, Swimming & Diving, Soccer? These are all nationally ranked programs and yet they receive absolutely minimal coverage in this site, particularly when compared with the myriad of stories on men's football, basketball & baseball. Where is your balance? Where is your respect for one half of a major university's sports programs. You are truly and demonstrably negligent in this area.