ADRIAN, Mich. - There's four games left in the regular season and plenty of work left to do, but the University of Northwestern Ohio women's basketball team is sitting in a pretty nice spot.
On the strength of a career game from Shaye Warman, the Lady Racers went on the road and beat Siena Heights University 89-72, improving to 9-5 in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference and taking over sole possession of fourth place.
Warman had a career-high 31 points for UNOH (15-11 overall). She laid waste to the nets in the second half, making 5-of-7 3-point tries and scoring 24 points.
Amanda Francis scored 21 points with a pair of 3-pointers; her WHAC-leading scoring average bumped up to 18.4 points per game. It was the fourth time in five games Francis scored at least 20 points.
Nikki Hughes led Siena Heights (16-10, 8-6 WHAC) with 17 points and nine rebounds.
The Lady Racers have won five straight games and six of their last seven. This is the second extended winning streak this season; they rebounded from a 2-8 start to win seven straight games, including an 82-76 win over Siena Heights.
UNOH plays its final road game of the regular season Wednesday when they travel to Concordia University, ranked sixth in the latest NAIA Division II Coaches' Top 25 poll and fresh off an 81-77 overtime win against No. 1 Davenport University. The Lady Racers upset Concordia 69-63 at Racer Gymansium on January 7.