Rice women’s basketball has endured a challenging month and the road ahead promises to be equally grueling, in part because of the limitations of an extremely thin roster.
Head coach Lindsay Edmonds isn’t one to make excuses, but she couldn’t avoid discussing the state of Rice women’s basketball’s current roster following a tough home loss to Western Kentucky last week. The game was the first home contest for the Owls since December 11, more than a month ago. Part of the reason for the lengthy delay was the sheer quantity (or lack thereof) of bodies the program had available to put on the court.
Rice women’s basketball faces severe depth issues, further amplified by two recent injuries. Alexis Stover tore her ACL and had surgery last week. She will miss the remainder of the season. Katelyn Crosthwait will have surgery on her meniscus this week and will be out for at least four weeks. There’s some optimism she’ll be able to return by late February or early March. At a minimum, she’ll miss the majority of the Owls’ remaining season.
“We looked over at Western Kentucky warming up…
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