February 10, 2009 10:20 am
Women’s Basketball Team Strives to Make Playoffs
The Lady Hawks, fresh off their recent win on February 4 against Hood College, are working towards a spot in the Capital Athletic Conference championship. The team has a 5-7 record in the CAC, and an overall record of 7-13. At the time of this writing, there are 5 games left before the championship games begin on February 24.
The top six teams in the CAC play against each other in the championship. St. Mary’s women’s basketball is currently ranked 6th, as of February 5, with four more conference games to play before the championship starts.
Women’s basketball had a major victory against Hood College on February 4, with a score of 84-31. The team played very well together, consistently scoring points and getting rebounds.
In an interview with Barb Bausch, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, she said the team was making “progressive improvement.” She said one of the major setbacks the team faced was not having a point guard, making it difficult during practices and during games. However, she has been doing recruiting and working on getting a full roster for next season.
Bausch also said the team was a “pretty close bunch…[they] support each other well.” Tiara Hurte, sophomore, supported this saying, “I feel as though our experience here has made us a stronger team.”
According to Bausch women’s basketball has been working on becoming a more cohesive unit, already strong in shooting and running in the open court. They are continuing to learn how to read defense and “get[ting] to know each other’s movements.”
Allie Scott, senior, said “we have a lot of talent, but we are young team.” In regards to the upcoming championship, she said, “Not all of the teams in our conference make the playoffs this year so we are hoping to be one of the teams that does, which is looking like we are. Our goal is to make it to the championship by taking down our rivals that we lost to in the beginning of the season since we are now playing more like a team.”
Women’s basketball’s last home game is February 21.