Surprise contenders

A little more than halfway through the season, the women’s basketball team has posted itself with a 13-8 record overall.

The Lady Eagles are 5-5 in the conference and are fighting their way into the number four spot in the playoffs. 

The team has had quite a few impressive wins this year. “Beating DeSales and Manhattanville were huge for us as they were picked to win the conference,” Head Coach Nate Davis said. “I know they can do it, but with these wins, the girls are going into games with more confidence and more of a expect-to-win mindset.” 

With crucial conference games left to play, the Eagles are in a good spot where they will control their fate. “We have had to overcome some injuries and believe what we can really accomplish,” Davis said. “I need my team to stay focused and just play it one game at a time as well as not looking too far ahead.”

With the team at its peak in the most pivotal part in the season, it could be a fantastic finish to this year’s women’s basketball team. “I’m really proud of how far we have come and the success we have already achieved, it’s such a step up from last season,” sophomore forward Sam Weaver said. 

This year’s team is assured of a winning record for just the third time in twenty years. “We lost some games early when we weren’t developed, but now we are winning and maturing as a team,” junior guard Shante Jones said. “I’m excited for what this season has in store for us being that it’s crunch time and we have been playing our hearts out.”

The women’s basketball team is pursuing its first playoff appearance in the MAC since the 2004-2005 season.

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