Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Women’s Basketball 2010-11 Top 10 Highlights: No. 10-6
In the next four days, the Detroit Titans Blog will list the top ten moments of the year from both the Detroit men’s and women’s basketball programs. Today’s edition includes the start of the countdown in No.’s 10 through 6 on the women’s side. Tomorrow’s posting will have the men’s 10-6 and on Thursday and Friday, the top five moments of the year from each squad will be revealed.
No. 10 – Detroit Makes A Grand Entrance At The Titan Tip-Off
The date was Oct. 15, 2010 and before Detroit could show us what they could do on the court, they, well they showed us what they could also do on the court and that is make an entrance at the Titan Tip-Off event. The Titans got the crowd pumped with skills other then basketball.
Full Highlight On Titan YouTube
No. 9 – Detroit’s Defensive Effort
It was a game that could have easily been overlooked. It was the next game after beating Michigan, two days after Christmas and four days before Detroit went on the road to open up conference play against a nationally-ranked Green Bay team. Yet, the Titans were able to stay focused and down Marygrove, 68-27.
The 27 points allowed were the second fewest in school history, behind only the 17 Detroit yielded in an 83-17 triumph over Madonna on Feb. 22, 1978. The 41-point victory was also the largest win for the Titans since a 96-54 win over McNeese State on Dec. 14, 2005. The defense came to play holding Marygrove to just 18 percent shooting (11-of-59) from the field and forcing 22 Mustangs’ turnovers, including what would turn out to be a season-high15 steals.
Watch highlight’s of Detroit’s victory
No. 8 – Shayok’s Double-Doubles
Sophomore Yar Shayok became just the fifth Titan in school history (and the first since Cheryl Day did it in 1990) to average double-digits in rebounding with her 10.2 per game. The Horizon League leader in rebounding and a member of the conference’s All-Defensive team, Shayok posted 10 double-doubles on the year for the second-straight season.
At one point during the year, she recorded five consecutive double-doubles, while eight of her double-doubles were when the Titans needed them the most, in conference play.
No. 7 – Dixon Sends The Game Into Overtime
Sophomore Dominique Dixon ignited the crowd to get on their feet in Calihan Hall as her 3-pointer with six seconds left capped off an 18-point comeback to send the game into overtime at home against Loyola.
Detroit was down, 60-42, with just under 11 minutes left when the Titans started their run and outscored the Ramblers, 29-11, down the stretch. Even with all that effort, the Titans had to pound the offensive boards in the final 25 seconds, before Dixon hit the three that would eventually send the game into overtime.
Watch the game-tying 3-pointer
No. 6 – Jones Moves Into Detroit’s Top 10
Junior Jalesa Jones broke into the Detroit record book earlier in the year and ended the season with 355 career assists, good enough to hold the seventh spot in Titan history. She will enter her senior year just 10 away from sixth place and 45 away from becoming just the fourth player in UDM history to record 400 career helpers. A really good season could see Jones top the record books as she is 131 behind the Titan career leader Marry Lillie (486).
On the season, Jones - fourth in the HL at 3.6 assists per game - had 11 games with five or more assists, including a season-high eight against Western Michigan and Cleveland State.