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WMU Hosts Pekin in Season Opener

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WMU girl’s basketball opens up play tonight against Pekin, after playing their Jamboree last night.

The Wolves return their two top scorers from last year in Cassie Kingery with 294 and Shelby Therme who had 191. WMU put together an 18-6 season last year and made 35 percent of their shots from the floor, 26.4 percent from behind the arc.

Pekin had a 14-8 season last year, making 28 percent from the floor, but lost their top two scorers in Emily Ellis and Brandy Millikin who take a combined 458 points with them. Cheyann Lankford returns for her senior season with her 187 points from last year.

WMU head coach Mich Wachs said tonight is about making easy shots, but also ball security.

“The early portion of the schedule is what can we do better,” Wachs said. “I think for us, I think the key is we have to win the turnovers, we want to get up and down the floor so I expect to play with some turnovers which is not a huge thing for us, but we have to limit the ones in the half court.”

The Wolves take on Pekin tonight at WMU at 6:00.


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