Maggie Lyon has been ruled out for Northwestern’s game today against Indiana with a lower body injury. Lyon has missed the last two games against Wisconsin and Minnesota as well. Head coach Joe McKeown has yet to make any official comments about Lyon's situation.
As she did in the last two games, Lydia Rohde will start in Lyon’s place. The offense will once again have to survive without its second-highest scorer and best three-point shooter. However, the Northwestern's bench players have picked it up in Lyon's place. Rohde was efficient from the field against Wisconsin, scoring 8 points and hitting two three pointers. Amber Jamison also picked up 6 points. Against Minnesota, Jordan Hankins stole the show, scoring 14 points and icing the game late with 6 free throws. Most of Lyon’s shots have been split between Nia Coffey and Christen Inman, who along with Ashley Deary will continue to carry much of the scoring load for Northwestern.
In Northwestern’s loss to Indiana, Lyon scored 13 points, but hit 3 three-pointers. Northwestern has played relatively well in the last couple games without Lyon and much of that has to do with the play of the bench. There will need to be more unexpected contributors today as Northwestern attempts to win its third game in three days.
Northwestern faces off against Indiana Friday around 1:30 p.m. CST on BTN.