ST. JOSEPH, Mo.
The Missouri Western women's basketball team is off to an fiery start to the 2017-2018 season.
They sit at 2-0 behind two stiffling defensive performances.
But one player in particular has impressed head coach Rob Edmission so far.
Junior point guard, and Cameron graduate, Melia Richardson has been a work horse for the Griffs so far. She's in command of the offense and following in the footsteps of last season's starter, Chelsea Dewey.
She's efficient on offense, averageing nine points per game, but has only turned the ball over three times.
"Very pleased wih her play," Edmission said of Richardson. "She's playing 30, 30 plus minutes a game and averaging 1.5 turnovers a game. That by itself is a great stat from a point guard but she's out there scoring. Last year, she was averaging five points a game and she's averaging 11 right now.
Edmission says watching, learning and playing with Dewey last season is the reason she's so successful so far.
"She had the fortune of playing a long side and with Chelsea Dewey for the last two years and that's a great mentor. We've been blessed. Our point guard play the last three or four years has been something we can count on night in and night out, knowing our point guard can take care of the ball."
Western is back in action in their home-opener against William Jewell this Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.