By Maxime Devillaz
The women’s basketball team (11-7) came home with a 1-1 record after a two-day visit to upstate New York on Jan. 23-24. The team’s two-game winning-streak in the East Coast Conference came to an end on Saturday, Jan. 24, as the Green Machine lost the battle at the hands of Roberts Wesleyan College (12-4). The loss came 24 hours after a ten-point victory against the Wildcats of Daemen College (8-8) the night before.
Senior guard Chelsea Williams counted for 52 points over two games and topped the 20-point mark in both games — her 12th time in total this season.
The Green and Gold earned a 79-69 win on Friday, Jan. 23, after a long-fought, even battle with host Wildcats. Williams’ sturdy play helped the Pioneers seal the deal, but the senior guard was not alone in finding the basket this evening. Freshman forward Alexis Been scored her first career collegiate points, a lay-up that gave the Pioneers a seven-point lead in the middle of the first. Overall, both teams were very even in shooting percentage and on-field goals made. The Pioneers were sharper on three pointers though, which explains their double-digit victory.
The next day, the team headed to Rochester, N.Y. to do battle against Roberts Wesleyan College. Despite less than 24 hours of rest, Williams did not seem to show any sign of fatigue as she eclipsed her game-high of 21 points from the night before by ten. Besides that, the remainder of the afternoon did not go as planned for the Pioneers. The Redhawks had a strong day on their home court and ended up with the win by a score of 79-67.
Head Coach Deirdre Moore and her squad will return to action on Thursday, Jan. 29, when they play host to the University of the District of Columbia in an East Coast Conference game. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m.