Women’s basketball sets new record

By Parker Perry

The women’s basketball team scored 118 points Tuesday morning against a quality opponent: Tennessee Tech.

It was the most points scored in a game in the program’s history. The previous record was 109 points, which was set in 1981. bball

In the game against Tennesee Tech, the Zips had 12 players score at least two points. Tech was voted as the favorites to win the Ohio Valley Conference.

Akron ended up winning Tuesday’s game 118-71. They led 60-26 at halftime.

Akron’s leading scorer in the game was senior Hanna Luburgh. She tallied 33 points. Senior Rachel Tecca came through with 23 points and freshman Hannah Plybon put up 13 points of her own.

The Zips’ head coach, Jodi Kest, has said on many occasions that she wanted to build a team that can get up and down the court and score a lot of points. Last season, the women’s basketball team averaged 75.4 points, which was the best mark in the Mid-American Conference.

This season, it appears that the offense has the weapons to surpass that total. After two games, the Zips are averaging 108 points per game.

Akron has two of the top three scorers, according to MAC statistics. Tecca is second in the conference with 29.5 points per game, and Luburgh has 27.5 points per game.

The two are a strong combination because Tecca is known for the way she controls the paint while Luburgh controls the tempo of the game and is deadly from behind the arc.

The Zips now will face a big challenge playing against No. 23 ranked Dayton University. Last season, the Zips hosted the Flyers and were soundly defeated 90-59. The Zips played them at home last year and will take to the road on Friday. They will then go on to play Wright State on Sunday.

The Zips lost to Wright State last year, but were not blown out. The final score was 73-71.