With four of five starters in double figures, the Bulldogs returned to form offensively while staying true to their defensive identity, proving to be a complete team.
It was Chloe Bibby’s night, as she posted 21 points and nine boards, all on the defensive end. Bibby shot 6-12 from the field and 5-7 from distance. More importantly, Bibby stayed out of foul trouble with zero on the night and committed just one turnover
Jessika Carter, though in foul trouble with four, added 15 points and six boards. That said, Carter was a factor and took advantage of mismatches. If able to stay out of foul trouble going forward, Carter’s numbers should go up.
As she has become one of the nation’s biggest surprises, freshman forward Rickea Jackson had a career night. Jackson, who recorded a Double-double that included 17 points and 10 rebounds, has retained her place in the starting lineup. Moreover, she continues to be a lethal scorer and embraces the moment.
While Jordan Danberry added 12 points, her defensive game was at its highest. Having forced the issue, Danberry accumulated four steals and two key blocks. Though she posted just two points, Myah Taylor added 5 steals. Aliyah Matharu and Xaria Wiggins combined for 14 points.