The women’s varsity basketball team walked over the Fighting Scots on Saturday February 11 in addition to recognizing their four seniors: Lyndsey Clark, Sarah Watson, Lindley Bell, and Lauren Cassel.
The gym was decorated with all sorts of banners with each senior’s name on them, and a huge banner across the main wall with “We love our seniors,” written across it. The seniors also had some action photos hanging on the far wall for the seniors to keep after the season is over.
The game started off a little slow, but Katelynn Haralamos picked up the pace with a nice steal about three minutes into the game. Sarah Watson also contributed to this momentum with a three point shot and an assist by Amber Lara.
Wittenberg forced Wooster into a timeout, and then into a turnover with their strong defense. Lyndsey Clark stole the ball and passed it forward to teammate Amber Rice for a good layup.
The half ended with Witt in the lead, 32-27, thanks to a couple more forced turnovers by Wooster and a nice jumper by Lara, assisted from Watson. Lara then caused another turnover for the Scots with a good steal.
The second half started off a little slow again, but definitely picked up to help defeat the Scots. Senior Lindley Bell was able to knock down two free throws and create some positive energy on the court. Enri Small followed in her footsteps a few sequences later with two made free throws. Lara had a nice defensive rebound on the opposite end of the court, only to pass it off to her teammate Kim Replogle for a nice jumper in the paint.
Further on in the half, the post players really showed their chemistry with each other, as Clark had a nice hard layup and an assist by Replogle. Replogle had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and as Small finished the game with a nice layup, she led the team with 16 points.
The final score of the game was 72-45, with the Tigers leading in points off of turnovers,18-8; points in the paint, 34-24; and bench points with a whopping 34-3. The Tigers also held the Scots to shoot 29 percent from the field, and improved their record 12-10 overall. The women’s team looks to continue with this momentum on Wednesday at DePauw.
(Ann Tomko / email@example.com)