Women's Basketball Looks To Run Conference Table;
Shoot For NCAA Bid
Feb. 26, 2004
by: Corey Kempf
The Lakeland College women's team dominated the conference this season, going 12-0 in the LMC (currently 21-5 overall) with an average margin of victory at 21 points. Their regular season title is their sixth in seven years and the seventh in head coach April Arvan's ten years at the school.
Edgewood comes in with little experience in this kind of game. They finished the regular season at 8-4 in conference and 13-14 overall after starting the year at 0-9.
The Muskies are led by freshman guard Aubri Rote, who averages 14.8 points per game this season, and junior forward Renee Steinert, who averages 14.0 ppg and 7.8 rebounds per game.
Jordane Kittoe leads the Eagles in scoring this year with 9.7 points per game, with Connie Thousand and Gwen Strohmeyer adding balance with 7.8 and 7.6 points per game, respectively.
In the two games this year, the Muskies shut down the Eagles, forcing a total of 49 turnovers. On offense, Lakeland also dominated, outscoring Edgewood 143-87 in the two games. If this trend continues, the Muskies will receive their fourth NCAA tournament bid in six years.
Tip-off is scheduled for 2pm this Saturday at the Wehr Center at Lakeland.