Last week in the first exhibition game, Spartan head coach Suzy Merchant said she wanted to play her freshman and allow them to get experience and time on the court. And tonight, coach Merchant did just that.
Freshmen on the Michigan State Women’s Basketball team have been showcasing their talent in the past two games, and Branndais Agee is no exception.
Agee, a redshirt freshman, missed most of the season last year after tearing her right ACL . She also suffered a stress fracture in her left foot during the preseason, and tonight was her second time playing since the injuries.
“These are the first two games coming back off my injury so of course… I’m going to be off a little bit”, Agee said after the game
Agee was not a top scorer in the game, but she did make her presence known on the court. Despite some foul trouble, she played a total of 15 minutes, shooting 3-7 field goals, 1-2 on free throws and five total rebounds.
“Work hard, crash the boards, because I’m a good rebounder,” Agee said on her goals for this season.
Coach Merchant added that she felt bad Branndais got into early foul trouble, and wanted to save her for the second half of the game.
“I like what she brings…she is an extremely competitive person,” Merchant said after the game.
The Spartans entered the game after a great win last week against Ferris State. And they won it again, beating Grand Valley 91-47. The game started off slow for the Spartans, but they picked it up and came out on top.
Jennifer Aldridge is a multimedia journalist for Impact Sports.
Photo: David Defever