ESPN took a moment to talk with Leighah-Amori Wool after an exciting finish

ESPN took a moment to talk with Leighah-Amori Wool after an exciting close finish. Leading the brown and gold with 17 points, Wool scored two three pointers and also contributed six rebounds and four assists.

In a game with 17 lead changes, Western Michigan's Women's basketball team overcame Ohio by a score of 73-72 on Jan. 15. The team moves to 10-5 on the season and 3-1 in MAC play. Next up to play is rival Central Michigan on Saturday Jan. 18 at 2 p.m.    

Sophomore Guard Maddie Watters

Sophomore Guard Maddie Watters creates ball movement early in the second quarter against Ohio University. Watters tied her season high of nine points that all came from beyond the arc. 

Redshirt Sophomore guard Jordan Walker dribbles into the key.

Redshirt Sophomore guard Jordan Walker dribbles into the key. Walker finished the game with 11 points and five assists.  

The Broncos and Bobcats played a physical game

The Broncos and Bobcats played a physical game of Basketball at University Area, Jan. 15, 2020. 

Senior guard Kamrin Reed analyzes the court.

Senior guard Kamrin Reed analyzes the court during the second quarter against the Ohio Bobcats. Reed scored 12 points during the game with four being three pointers.   

Junior forward Reilly Jacobson moves past

Junior forward Reilly Jacobson moves past the Ohio defense during the second quarter at University Arena. 

Head coach Shane Clipfell

Head coach Shane Clipfell draws up plays in a timeout during the first half. 

Redshirt senior Breanna Mobley pushes past an Ohio defender

Redshirt senior Breanna Mobley pushes past an Ohio defender on her way to the basket at University Arena on Jan. 15.

Cheerleaders at halftime

Cheerleaders at halftime of the Women's basketball game against Ohio University, Jan. 15, 2020. 

Graduate student guard Chelayne Bailey

Graduate student Chelayne Bailey is guarded by Ohio's Erica Johnson (4) and Gabby Burris (41) a she dribbles down court. 

Support from the Bronco Band keeps games energized.

Support from the Bronco Band keeps games energized and loud. Band members often distract opponents at the free throw line.  

Guard Jordan Walker passes the ball

Guard Jordan Walker passes the ball across the court in the third quarter against Ohio. Ball movement around the perimeter helped WMU create a total of 13 three point shots.  

Guard Kamrin Reed

Guard Kamrin Reed takes a three point shot in the third quarter against Ohio at University Arena, Jan. 15, 2020  

Women's Basketball head coach Shane Clipfell

Women's Basketball head coach Shane Clipfell calls out to his players in the third quarter against Ohio.  

Chelayne Bailey attempts a corner three

Guard Chelayne Bailey attempts a corner three point shot over Ohio's Gabby Burris. 

Teammates and coaching staff celebrate as WMU takes the lead in the fourth quarter.

Teammates and coaching staff celebrate as WMU takes the lead in the fourth quarter. Throughout the game lead changes happened 17 times. 

Leighah-Amori Wool sizes up players

Leighah-Amori Wool sizes up players from Ohio University during a timeout in the 4th quarter. 

Redshirt senior Breanna Mobley scrambles for a loose ball

Redshirt senior Breanna Mobley scrambles for a loose ball. Mobley picked up her twelfth double double of the season, having 14 points and 11 rebounds in the game. 

Leighah-Amori Wool and Chelayne Bailey celebrate

Leighah-Amori Wool and Chelayne Bailey celebrate after Wool was fouled while scoring a layup late in the fourth quarter. 

Junior forward Leighah-Amori Wool became the hero of the game

Junior forward Leighah-Amori Wool became the hero of the game as the clock wound down in the fourth quarter. Scoring this key layup at the post, she scored the winning basket. 

Teammates surround a stunned Leighah-Amori Wool

Teammates surround a stunned Leighah-Amori Wool after Ohio is unable to convert on the last play of the game and time expires. The final score was 73-72.

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