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SMC Basketball: Belles set to begin MIAA portion of schedule

Nick Boyle | Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Saint Mary’s starts off its conference schedule tonight when it travels to Adrian in Adrian, Mich., to take on the Bulldogs. Saint Mary’s is coming off consecutive losses and will be looking for a bounce back win over its conference foes.

The Belles (2-3) finished fourth in the conference last season, qualifying for their first-ever MIAA conference tournament. Saint Mary’s ended narrowly above the Bulldogs (0-3) last season, who finished in fifth place.

After graduating a core group of seniors, the Belles have looked to junior guard Shanlynn Bias (13.4 points per game), freshman forward Krista Knapke (10.2 ppg) and sophomore forward Ariana Paul (8.6 ppg) to carry the bulk of their scoring load.

Saint Mary’s averages 59.6 points per game this year, while giving up 69.4 points per game.

The Belles will travel to Michigan to take on Adrian tonight at 7 p.m.