Women's Basketball: Blue Jays at Iowa Wesleyan University Preview

Women's Basketball: Blue Jays at Iowa Wesleyan University Preview

Fulton, Mo. - The Westminster College Blue Jay women's basketball team will be in action tonight on the road in Iowa.  Head Coach Talisha Washington and her team will be taking on the Iowa Wesleyan University Tigers in  a 5:30 p.m. tip off. This will be Blue Jays second game of SLIAC play.

The Details:

When:   March 3rd, 2021

Where:  Iowa Wesleyan University in Mt. Pleasant, Ia.

Venue:  Ruble Arena

Time:    5:30 p.m.

Affiliations:  Westminster and Iowa Wesleyan are NCAA Division III institutions and  members of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC)

Live Video: HERE

Iowa Wesleyan University COVID-19 Attendance Policy:  No Fans Will Be Permitted.

Taking a look at the Westminster College Blue Jays (3-1, 1-0 SLIAC):

  • The Blue Jays are coming off of three straight wins, the last of which was a 102-67 dismantling of Fontbonne University.
  • The Blue Jays are led in scoring by Reese Arnold at 23.0 PPG, Avylina Powel-Qualo 12.5 PPG and Kallee Dowler 10.5 PPG.
  • Madison Schaeffer leads the Blue Jays in rebounding at 8.5 RPG followed by Powel-Qualo with 7.8 RPG.
  • Arnold leads the team averaging 2.8 assists per game.
  • Shelby Kurtz leads the team in steals at 1.3 steals per game.
  • After three games the Blue Jays are averaging 82.0 PPG while shooting 42.2% from the field, 40.0% from the three-point line and 65.9% from the free throw line.
  • Westminster swept the season series last year winning at Westminster 99-47 and then the Blue Jays won at Iowa Wesleyan 81-64.

 Taking a look at the Iowa Wesleyan University Tigers (1-4, 1-0 SLIAC):

  • Iowa Wesleyan was picked 8th in the SLIAC Pre-season Coaches Poll.
  • The Tigers come into today's game after picking up their first win of the season at Blackburn College 85-78
  • The Tigers are led in scoring by Anija Simmons at 16.6 PPG and Morgan McCrea 16.0 PPG.  Asantee Tillman chips in 10.0 PPG
  • The Tigers leading rebounders are Simmons at 7.0 RPG and Sydney Farrar with 4.8 RPG
  • McCrea leads the Tigers in assists with 2.6 APG
  • Simmons and Hannah Sykora lead the team in steals per game with 2.0 SPG.



Westminster (Mo.) 1-0 3-1
Greenville 2-0 4-6
Iowa Wesleyan 1-0 1-4
Eureka 0-0 1-2
Blackburn 0-1 0-1
Fontbonne 0-1 0-1
Spalding 0-1 0-1
Webster 0-1 0-1

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