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RedHawks hope for a win against Akron

<p>Katie Davidson (pictured) drives to the hoop in a Feb. 3, 2021 contest against Western Michigan.</p>

Katie Davidson (pictured) drives to the hoop in a Feb. 3, 2021 contest against Western Michigan.

In last Wednesday’s matchup, the Miami RedHawks picked up a victory on the road against the Toledo Rockets, 62-60.

Miami dominated the first half, leading 22-7 at the end of the first quarter and 36-19 at halftime. This was the sixth consecutive game the RedHawks have led at the half. 

Toledo narrowed the gap to 45-32 in the third quarter. The Rockets got within five points in the last 20 seconds and hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, but it was not enough to defeat the ’Hawks. 

Senior forward Kelly McLaughlin led the team with 25 points, followed closely by freshman guard Katie Davidson with 21. Sophomore guard Peyton Scott came into the game averaging 35 points over her past four games but managed to score only seven on Wednesday. 

This Wednesday, Miami will host the Akron Zips. The teams last met Jan. 9, which resulted in an 84-77 win for the Zips. The RedHawks have lost the last three matchups against the Zips. 

Players to Watch

Scott will be looking to return to her high-scoring games this week and could have another 30-point game. With high-scoring games last week, Davidson and McLaughlin could also put up big points.

Scouting Report

The Game

Tipoff: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Millett Hall


Radio: Miami Radio Network

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Miami Redhawks

Record: 3-17, 2-14 MAC

Offense: 65.2 ppg

Defense: 74.5 ppg

Projected Lineup

Player (position, height, key stat)

Peyton Scott (guard, 5’8”, 21.4 ppg) 

Katie Davidson (guard, 5’10”, 11.8 ppg) 

Abbey Hoff (forward, 6’0”,  6.6 ppg) 

Kenzie Schmitz (guard, 5’10”, 3.9 ppg) 

Kelly McLaughlin (forward, 6’3”, 12.1 ppg) 

Akron Zips

Record: 5-12, 2-12 MAC

Offense: 67.1 ppg

Defense: 74.4 ppg

Projected Lineup

Player (position, height, key stat)

Lonasia Brewer (forward, 5’11’’, 11.1 ppg)

Jordyn Dawson (forward, 5’11’’, 16.8 ppg)

Kendall Miller (guard, 5’9’’, 5.4 ppg)

Gabrielle Brown-Mitchell (guard, 5’7’’, 4.8 ppg)

Rachel Martindale (guard, 5’8’’, 6.5 ppg)