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Women’s basketball hopes to return to win column against Central Michigan

<p>Sophomore guard Peyton Scott has scored 30 points in each of her last two games</p>

Sophomore guard Peyton Scott has scored 30 points in each of her last two games

2-14. 

That was the overall record of the Miami RedHawks on Feb. 3 after they secured their second win of the season against Western Michigan, 73-64. Sophomore guard Peyton Scott had a dominant performance, scoring a career-high 37 points which undoubtedly helped push the RedHawks over the Broncos. 

Saturday, however, the win streak of one was snapped. 

On the road against Kent State, the RedHawks lost 71-69. Most of the game was close, but the Golden Flashes scored a layup with seconds left to seize the win. Scott yielded another high performance, ending the game with 34 points, but it was not enough for a RedHawk win. 

A 2-15 overall record and 1-12 in MAC play has Miami seated last in the Mid-American Conference before its next game against Central Michigan on Wednesday. 

In their last matchup on Dec. 15, the RedHawks lost on the road, 69-51. Scott led the team, scoring 18 points, with senior forward Kelly McLaughlin and freshman guard Katie Davidson right behind her, recording 13 and 11 points, respectively. 

Since then, the RedHawks have grown as a team, adapting to roster issues, overcoming injuries and persistently battling on the court each game. 

This time at Millett Hall, Miami hopes to bounce back into the win column against the 11-6 Chippewas. 

Players to Watch 

Scott, who is fourth in the MAC in points and steals and first in assists, is expected to have another impressive performance against Central Michigan. Against Western Michigan, she earned her fifth double-double of the season and has back-to-back 30-point games. Freshman center Jada Duckett has been getting more playing time recently and scored five points against Kent State. 

SCOUTING REPORT 

The Game 

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

TV: ESPN3/ESPN+ 

Radio: Miami Radio Network 

MIAMI REDHAWKS 

Record: 2-15, 1-12 MAC 

Offense: 63.9 ppg 

Defense: 74.6 ppg 

PROJECTED LINEUP 

Player (position, height, key stat) 

Peyton Scott (guard, 5’8”, 20.6 ppg) 

Katie Davidson (guard, 5’10”, 11.5 ppg) 

Abbey Hoff (forward, 6’0”,  6.6 ppg) 

Tihanna Fulton (forward, 6’0”, 3.8 ppg) 

Kelly McLaughlin (forward, 6’3”, 10.7 ppg) 

CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS 

Record: 11- 6, 9-4 MAC 

Offense: 76.8 ppg 

Defense: 72. 9 ppg 

PROJECTED LINEUP

Player (position, height, key stat) 

Anika Weekes (guard, 5’10”, 4.7 ppg) 

Molly Davis (guard, 5’7”, 20.0 ppg) 

Micaela Kelly (guard, 5’6”, 22.2 ppg) 

Maddy Watters (guard, 5’9”, 9.9 ppg) 

Jahari Smith (center, 6’0”, 7.2 ppg) 

knoxj@miamioh.edu

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