ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Lobo Women’s Basketball coach Mike Bradbury is in his first year and has plenty of depth on his front line.
The Lobos have many post players. “I don’t think we will run out of those,” said Bradbury. “I have never been on a team that had this many post players.” One of those post players is a familiar face to Bradbury. Center Richelle Van Der Keijl decided to follow Bradbury from Wright State to New Mexico.
“When I heard coach left I thought why not leave and find another experience,” said Van Der Keijl. She graduated from Wright State Van Der. Keijl is eligible to play at New Mexico right away. The Lobos back court is completely opposite of it’s front.
“You know we are on a team trying to run the dribble drive and we have just five guards on the whole team and we try to play four of them at one time,” said Bradbury. He said he is willing to make adjustments to make it work.
Bradbury has one true point guard in junior Laneah Bryan. Returning leading scorer Cherise Beynon will be counted on to help close the gap on the lack of depth at guard. Beynon averaged over 12 points per game last season and is in love with Bradbury’s run and gun basketball style.
“I truly believe in Coach Mike and what he’s about,” said Beynon. “I know he is going to adjust our game to the people we have right now whether we play two guards or three guards.” The Lobos will open with exhibition play at WisePies Arena AKA The Pit November 1 against Ft. Lewis.