The Wayne State University Women’s Basketball Team was ranked 9th in the NCAA Division II standings released on March 8th.
The Warriors finished the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with an overall record of 10-16. They faced Hillsdale College in their final game and came out triumphant in a close match, 76-75.
The Warriors’ Season
The Warriors ended their season on a positive note: a win. They defeated Hillsdale College in a tight game, 76-75. This was a hard fought game on both sides with eight lead changes per half and seven ties throughout the whole game.
This was Wayne State’s senior night and made sure their seniors went out with a good memory. In the first half alone, Wayne State started off strong with an 8-0 run. Hillsdale responded with a 10-2 run, and Wayne State then countered that with an 11-7 run, closing the half at 43-33. Wayne State had a hard time scoring in the second half and Hillsdale caught up to the Warriors. A last second shot from Wayne State put them up by 1 and the win.
The Warriors tied Tiffin for the eighth and final playoff spot, but the Dragons earned the post-season bid based on the tie-breaker vs. Findlay. Head Coach Gloria Bradley leads the Warriors but looks to Phaebre Colbert and Paige Sickmiller to lead the team.
About The Team
Head Coach Gloria Bradley is the longest tenured women’s basketball coach in Wayne State University history after finishing her 11th season. Under Bradley’s guidance the Warriors have qualified for the GLIAC tournament seven times and made an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2003, the first in school history.
She has also mentored two All-Americans, also a first in school history, as they never had one before. She has over 200 career wins and over 100 at Wayne State.
Sophomore Phaebre Colbert earned her second straight Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week award after giving a final 18 points and 7.5 rebounds in the final game that closed out the season. She has scored double figures in 11 of Wayne State’s last 13 games.
Sophomore Paige Sickmiller has started all 12 games of the season and has improved drastically over her freshman season. She averages 9.3 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game and has a .81 free throw percentage.
About The School
Wayne State University is located in Detroit, MI. It is a comprehensive university with 13 colleges and schools. Over 400 academic programs, including 126 bachelor’s degree programs, 139 master’s degree programs, 60 doctoral degree programs and 30 certificate, specialist and professional programs are ample choices for students to choose from.
In addition to the plethora of academic choices there are also different ways to get involved on campus. There is something for everyone ranging from climbing walls to athletics to art exhibits to concerts and plays to over 200 student organizations.
Whatever the choice for attending Wayne State University is, there will also be great cherished memories made.