Compared to Tuesday's exhibition victory over Clarion, Women's Basketball's second tune-up before next weekend's opener was lower-scoring on both ends, but otherwise much of the same in a 79-56 win.
After shooting upwards of 50% earlier in the week, UB hit only 34.6% of their shots against Daemen, including just 7-30 from three in another game that saw everyone hit the floor and Felisha Legette-Jack tinker with lineup combinations throughout. The advantage, as you'd expect, came on the boards, where Buffalo won the rebounding battle 60-40.
No one played more than 21 minutes for UB, and only Tamara Brcina (8) and Brittany Morrison (9) played fewer than ten. Joanna Smith led the way offensively, scoring 15, while Gabi Bade scored 10, mostly from the line. Ayoleka Sodade and Mariah Suchan each had seven rebounds, but six players had four or more.
Bulls fans probably won't learn a whole lot from this one, as no one ever really settled into a rhythm, but it's clear that the young team is still settling in on the offensive end, rushing shots at time and turning the ball over 18 times to 16 assists and 14 steals.
Expect a takeaways post from both today's and Tuesday's win tomorrow. Buffalo will open their regular season next Saturday, when they welcome LIU-Brooklyn at 2:00 PM.