STrib: Gopher Guards Turn Introspective After Losing Streak

Ignatius L Hoops

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Kent Youngblood:

Amaya Battle won't use youth as an excuse. Not anymore.

After the Gophers women's basketball team finished practice Saturday at Williams Arena — their final prep for Sunday's game with 24th-ranked Illinois — Battle was talking about what needed to happen for the Gophers to break their four-game losing streak, particularly from the guards.

Her answer: play better, cut down on turnovers, play for each other.

"Everybody says experience," said Battle, one of four freshmen who have started most of the season, along with Mara Braun, Mallory Heyer and Katie Borowicz. "But I think we've had enough experience to get a feel for what we're going to see. We need to translate that into our game and grow."
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For Braun, it has been a frustrating stretch. She is the team's leading scorer (16.1). But, after averaging 19 points over the first 11 games, she has averaged 9.6 over the past five
 

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an interesting quote..

"Whalen said the coaching staff is looking at ways to get the guards better looks. She said she has considered altering the lineup or rotations."

this will be telling IMHO if she actually does alter the lineup or not.. IF fans can see that Katie needs to be coming off the bench, I'm hoping a former PG can see it as well.. as the PG is the head of the snake..

Katie coming off the bench would be what this team needs imho.. she can come in for 3-5 minutes spurts, play TOUGH physical defense.. then be subbed out and ect..
 




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