W estwood and West Iron County have proven to be the top teams in the UP all season, and now we will get to see each at full strength when they face off tonight at Escanaba in a regional semifinal. With Westwood’s Madelyn Koski and Tessa Leece going up against WIC’s Eden Golliher and Emily Nelson, we’ll see four of the top players in the UP sharing the court at one time.
But it’s the supporting casts around those players that have separated these teams from the rest. WIC’s Anna Malmquist and Colbi Laturi have shined throughout the season, just as Karlie Patron and Natalie Prophet have for Westwood. It all makes for an intriguing matchup. WIC has the size and strength advantage, while Westwood has an edge on the perimeter. These are five things to watch for when the two teams meet up.