UB and No. 7 Western Michigan (16-14) blended to shoot 1 for 10 within the first 3:15, and the one issues got here 1:15 into the sport on a three-point play through Western Michigan’s Taylor Williams (13 issues, 10 rebounds). Later within the quarter, Camp’s jumper reduce Western Michigan’s result in 8-4, and it was once a part of an 10-2 run through the Bulls within the subsequent 4 mins, as UB led 14-12 heading into the second one quarter.
“It got here from our protection,” Honest mentioned of the treatment for her staff’s early capturing woes. “We needed to do higher on protection.”
13 seconds into the second one, Honest’s 3-pointer opened UB’s result in 17-12, because the Broncos discovered themselves mired in a scoreless drought of greater than six mins that bridged the primary and 2nd quarters. In that point, the Bulls opened that run to 21-4, earlier than Hannah Spitzley’s layup with 4:36 left within the part broke the scoreless drought for the Broncos.
“Our largest factor was once rebounding,” mentioned UB ahead Loren Christie, whose staff had 43 rebounds to Western Michigan’s 36. “We had been telling the guards, me and Summer season and Ade (Adeyeye) and Saniaa (Wilson), we informed them, ‘We’ve were given your again. You are taking each and every open shot, and we will be able to get the ones rebounds. It provides them self assurance and, sooner or later, their pictures will move in.”
The Broncos went 0 for 11 from the ground in a span of just about 10 mins. however discovered some offensive traction with about 4 mins left within the part, reducing UB’s result in 23-16 on back-to-back pictures through Spitzley and Reilly Jacobson. Camp’s 3-pointer with 2:15 left opened UB’s result in 28-18, and UB led 33-18 at halftime.