Rebounding key in quick start for Wildcats


ABILENE, TX - With 2 games down, ACU Women's Basketball is off to a successful start to in a defense of its 2015 Southland Conference title.

The Wildcats continue to find success, using one area to its advantage.

Julie Goodenough's team currently leads the conference in offensive rebounding once again, averaging 52 per game -- nearly 10 more than any other team. They also rank in the top three on the defensive boards, and in overall margin.

"I feel like as post-players and as a team, we've emphasized it more," said senior forward Lizzy Dimba at Friday's practice. "Like crash every possession and don't take possessions off -- and I feel like that's what is paying off for us."

It's an area of the Wildcat game plan that helped ACU capture its first Southland title last season, and so far is paying dividends again, as they look to go 3-0 this Saturday.

"We feel like the last two years we've had the best rebounding team in the conference and we want that to continue being our identity this season as well," said head coach Julie Goodenough.

ACU tips off with Central Arkansas at Moody on Saturday, at 2 p.m.