Dec. 18, 2010
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Crisler Arena)
Score: Detroit 67, Michigan 48
Records: Michigan (6-5), Detroit (5-5)
Next U-M Event: Wednesday, Dec. 22 -- vs. Boston College (Crisler Arena), 7 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Despite Nya Jordan's (Detroit, Mich./Detroit Community) team-best 15 points, the University of Michigan women's basketball team came up short with a 67-48 loss to Detroit on Saturday (Dec. 18) at Crisler Arena. Carmen Reynolds (Hilliard, Ohio/Davidson) pulled down seven rebounds, while Jordan was joined in double figures by Jenny Ryan (Saginaw, Mich./Nouvel Catholic Central), who added 11 points for her fifth game, and second consecutive, in double-figure scoring.
The Wolverines shot as season-low 30.5 percent (18-of-59) from the floor and were held to only 30 rebounds. Detroit's Dominque Dixon led all scorers with 20 points, while Yar Shayok pulled down 14 boards for the Titans.
Despite Detroit leading, 25-18, at halftime, the Wolverines got back into the game behind the play of Jordan, who was held to three points in the first half and tallied 12 second-half points to go along with five rebounds.
The Wolverines, who trailed the entire game, came alive in the opening minute of the second half, cutting the Detroit lead to five points behind baskets from Rachel Sheffer (Watervliet, Mich./Watervliet) and Ryan, but Detroit forced the Wolverines into several untimely turnovers, which led to 17 points.
The Wolverines cut the lead to six points with eight minutes remaining, but that was as close as they got, as Detroit held a double-digit lead for the remainder of the game.
Detroit jumped out to a 16-7 lead early in a low-scoring first half, which only produced a combined 38 points, the lowest-scoring first half of the season for Michigan. The Wolverines shot a mere 21.8 percent through the first 10 minutes of the first half. Ryan then tallied five straight points to pull the Wolverines within six at the 4:52 mark, U-M's smallest deficit before halftime.
Michigan takes on Boston College on Wednesday (Dec. 22) to close out the non-conference slate. The Wolverine and Eagles will square off on national television on the Big Ten Network at 7 p.m. Fans can also listen to Matt Park and Jennifer Smith on the call on WTKA AM 1050.
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