Women's Basketball Set to Host Tournament to Open the 2019-20 Season

Women's Basketball Set to Host Tournament to Open the 2019-20 Season

Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. - The Lake Superior State women's basketball team will be hosting a non-conference four-team tournament on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 in the Bud Cooper Gymnasium. The Lakers will play Malone at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Alderson Broaddus on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The fourth team of the tournament (who the Lakers do not play) is the University of Indianapolis. 

The 2019-2020 Lakers

The Lakers will open up their regular season play with this non-conference tournament. Thus far, the only action the Lakers have seen was in their exhibition game against Rochester on Oct. 29. The Lakers went on to win the game in overtime, bringing the final score to 70-64. Leading the Lakers on offence in this exhibition game was freshman forward Mattison Rayman who had 22 points. In the game the Lakers were 24-60 from the field and out rebounded the Warriors 43-30. Overall, Head Coach Brandon Lokken was happy with his team's performance stating, "That experience is going to help us down the line. Excited to get back to practice and clean up things heading into the regular season."

Malone University Pioneers- Canton, Ohio (Great Midwestern Athletic Conference; G-MAC)

This tournament will be the first action the Pioneers will have in the 2019-2020 season. Last season, the Pioneers were 15-14 including a loss to the Lakers on Nov. 10, 2018. The Pioneers will look to sophomore guard Robin Campbell who was the Pioneers leader in points and assists a season ago. The Pioneers are coached by Selena Reale, who is a 2015 graduate of Malone and is in her second year at the helm for the Pioneers.

Alderson Broaddus Battlers- Phillipi, WV (G-MAC)

Alderson Broaddus will open their season as well at this weekend tournament. The Battlers return their leading scorer, sophomore guard Jeana Weatherspoon as well as the 2018-2019 assist leader Yolanda Florida who is also a sophomore guard. The Battlers went 4-21 a season ago. Head Coach Roy Bogges is in his second year in the position. Bogges stated, ""This is going to be an exciting year for us. We implemented quite a few changes from last season and added a lot of talented new faces. I am looking forward to seeing what they are capable of once they fully gel."

University of Indianapolis Greyhounds (UIndy)- Indianapolis, Ind. (Great Lakes Valley Conference; GLVC)

Although the Lakers do not face the Greyhounds, they round out the four teams of the conference. UIndy went 11-17 in the 2018-2019 season. The Greyhounds return their leading scorer from a season ago, senior guard Laura Thomas. UIndy has played in one exhibition game this year where they were defeated by the Butler Bulldogs by a score of 46-70. The Greyhounds are coached by the fourth year head coach, Kristin Wodrich. 

Tournament Schedule- Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.- Bud Cooper Gymnasium- 11/8-11/9

Nov. 8

LAKERS vs Malone @ 5:00pm

UIndy vs Alderson Broaddus @ 7:00pm

Nov. 9

LAKERS vs Alderson Broaddus @ 1:00pm

Malone vs UIndy @ 3:00pm

Up Next For the Lakers

Following this tournament, the Lakers will host Hillsdale College on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 4:00pm in the Bud Cooper Gymnasium. 

For more information, visit lssulakers.com

To purchase tickets, click here or call (906) 635-2601. 

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