Northwestern's women's basketball team opened the season with a 69-60 victory at Central Michigan. It was the team's first win in the post-Amy Jaeschke era.
Coach Joe McKeown said his biggest goal, so far, is to establish a lineup and figure out how much depth he has. Replacing the first team All-Big Ten center is going to be McKeown's greatest challenge.
"You can't replace someone [like Jaeschke] who scored [1,941] points and it was the presence she had in our program every day," McKeown said. "I think Dannielle Diamant and Kendall Hackney and some other players will benefit from getting more minutes and more shots. And we have a 6-5 freshman, too, Alex Cohen who I think down the road can also give us some points. We need to find points and that's what scares me.
"We've had so many players in different positions during practice that we don't have that flow yet."
McKeown should have a good feeling about Hackney, at least, because she scored 18 points for the Wildcats Friday, 11 of them in the second half.