Lopers use depth and versatility to jump out to 16-2 start

KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - Through just 18 games the UNK Women's basketball team (16-2) has won more games than they did all of last season.

UNK shakes hands after their seven point win over Missouri Southern.

A big part of that has been the the fact that just about everybody is chipping in.

Nine players are currently averaging six point or more per game.

Despite having only one senior on the roster, the Lopers have thrived at all five positions on the floor.

"That's one of the strengths we've talked about all season long is depth. Being able to not only have depth but versatile depth, where we can slide people around and play different positions," said UNK women's basketball coach Carrie Eighmey.

"Depth is really important, especially when you get into this conference season and you're playing two games a week and both are intense. So that has been huge for us and I expect it to continue to help us as we go forward here."

The Lopers will look to get revenge from one of their only two losses on the season Saturday at 2 p.m., when they host 16th-ranked Emporia State.