Auburn had some holes that were left after a lot of talent graduated. It is tough for a team to have to replace seniors, but thankfully the Tigers had some girls who were prepared for the task at hand.
True freshman Annie Hughes got the start at guard for the Tigers. Hughes did not play like this was her first collegiate game. Hughes went 4-5 from the field as well as hitting her only three point attempt of the game. Hughes finished the game with 10 points, four assists and two rebounds, as well as no turnovers committed. A great start to Hughes career at Auburn, and hopefully is a sign of good things to come.
Sophomore guard Brooke Moore made her first start at Auburn Wednesday after coming off the bench as a freshman. While Moore did score 15 points, she shot 6-16 from the field and was 1-7 on three pointers. However, Moore made her presence felt on defense, recording two steals and a block. If Moore's accuracy can improve on three pointers, the Tigers offense could really start clicking.
Freshman guard Maliya Perry came off the bench and scored five points for the Tigers as well as hitting her only three point attempt. Perry could soon start if Kiyae White's play does not improve.
The game plan was simple for the Tigers against Wofford, lean heavily on Unique Thompson and Daisa Alexander, and don't have anyone mess up too bad to cost Auburn the game. While Auburn did only win by two, there was a lot to like from this game, especially the play of Annie Hughes and Brooke Moore.
There may be some bumps in the road, but with Thompson and Alexander blazing the trail, all these newcomers have to do is follow their lead.