Women's Basketball SLIAC Tournament Quarterfinal Preview

21-Makayla Jackson
21-Makayla Jackson

Fulton, Mo. - The Westminster College Blue Jay women's basketball team will open up SLIAC Conference Tournament play on Wednesday March 7th. The Blue Jays will be the #2 Seed in the tournament.  The high powered Blue Jays will be looking to make a deep run in this year's tournament.  The game will also celebrate the career of the Blue Jays lone senior Makayla Jackson.  The ceremony to honor Jackson will begin at 6:45 p.m. and will be livestreamed.The quarterfinal game is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off.   See the SLIAC Tournament Preview HERE.

The Details:

When:   March 7th, 2021

Where:  Westminster College in Fulton, Mo.

Venue:  Historic Gym

Time:    7:00 p.m.

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

Live Video:  HERE

Westminster College COVID-19 Attendance Policy:  No Fans Will Be Permitted.

 Taking a look at the #2 Westminster College Blue Jays (9-3, 7-2 SLIAC):

  • The Blue Jays are coming off of a road loss to the Webster University Gorloks 94-84.
  • The Blue Jays lead the all-time series with the Tigers 9-7.
  • The Blue Jays are led in scoring by Reese Arnold at 16.6 PPG, Avylina Powel-Qualo 12.8 PPG, Abbie Reece at 9.6PPG and Kallee Dowler 9.2 PPG.
  • Powel-Qualo leads the Blue Jays in rebounding at 7.8 RPG followed by Madison Schaeffer with 7.3 RPG.  Abby Nichols chips in 6.1 RPG.
  • Arnold leads the team averaging 2.6 assists per game.
  • Powel-Qualo and Arnold lead the team in steals at 1.3 and 1.2 steals per game respectfully.
  • After 12 games the Blue Jays are averaging 82.1 PPG while shooting 43.8% from the field, 36.9% from the three-point line and 65.1% from the free throw line.

 Taking a look at the #7 Iowa Wesleyan University Tigers (2-12, 2-8 SLIAC):

  • The Blue Jays beat the Tigers back on March 3rd 88-66 in Mt. Pleasant, Ia. and they beat them again 81-48 at Historic Gym on March 23rd.
  • The Tigers are coming off of a road loss to the Fontbonne University Griffins 78-67 last Saturday.
  • The Tigers leading scorers are Morgan McCrea 18.1 PPG and Anija Simmons 14.4 PPG.
  • The Tigers leading rebounders are Simmons with 8.4 RPG and McCrea with 4.9 RPG.
  • IWU's McCrea leads the team with 2.4 APG.
  • Hannah Sykora leads the Tigers with 2.1 steals per game.
  • After ten games the Tigers are averaging 60.8 PPG while shooting 38.2% from the field, 26.5% from the three-point line and 65.7% from the free throw line.



Webster 8-1 9-1
Westminster (Mo.) 7-2 9-3
Greenville 6-3 8-9
Spalding 3-3 3-3
Eureka 5-5 6-7
Fontbonne 4-5 4-5
Iowa Wesleyan 2-8 2-12
Blackburn 1-9 1-9

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