Women’s basketball: team sitting in top half of conference

The women’s basketball team is six games into its conference season and is currently sitting in sixth place in the Atlantic 10 conference standings.

The Bulldogs have an overall record of 13-8, including 4-2 in conference.

The two losses have come to No. 17 Dayton on Jan. 12 and St. Joseph’s on Jan. 30.

The team is 6-3 at Hinkle Fieldhouse this season and has four more home games before the A-10 tournament starts in March.

Only the top 12 teams will compete for the A-10 title.

BUTLER PLAYERS TO WATCH

Daress McClung‑the junior forward leads her team with 16.9 points per game, which is the third best in the A-10.

She averages 9.8 rebounds per game, fourth in the A-10, and leads the conference with 2.8 blocked shots per game.

McClung ranks in the top 10 in eight categories in the A-10 and has twice been named A-10 player of the week.

Taylor Schippers—The sophomore guard is the team’s second leading scorer, averaging 14.1 points in more than 34 minutes per game.

She ranks seventh in the A-10 for assists with more than four per game and leads the team with 4.2 per game.

Schippers has made 35 3-point field goals this season, the most on the team and 10th most in the A-10.

Liz Stratman—The sophomore center is the third Butler player averaging double figures in scoring with 12.1 points per game.

She has only played in 12 games this season but averages 6.8 rebounds per game.

Amanda Raker—The sophomore forward averages 5.5 points, but is shooting 60 percent from the field.

She also averages 4.7 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs.

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