Saturday, Feb. 10, marked one of the most anticipated days for the women’s basketball program. The women’s basketball team took to Lillis Court against the Buena Vista Beavers in celebration of senior day.
Leading the way were the seven seniors, Kelly Barzowski, Brooke Prososki-Green, Miranda Chapman, Lauren Stanich, Addie Oberman, Cyerra Hutchins and Kate Moriarty.
In their four years, the class of 2018 won a conference championship, received a bid in the national tournament, and compiled a 65-39 overall record. Through the long days of dedication to the program, these girls have left a legacy.
During Saturday’s game, the Duhawks started off a little slow with Buena Vista getting off to a 21-16 lead.
However, they closed the gap with less than a minute remaining in the first quarter, finishing with a close score of 21-20.
Unfortunately, the team would not get off to a great start in the second quarter with Buena Vista outscoring 18-6, and finishing the period with a 7-0 run. The low shooting percentage impeded the Duhawks from getting Buena Vista to spread out their defense, thus creating lanes for drive-and-kick penetrations.
Hoping to improve in the second half, they looked to close the gap in the third quarter. However, nothing seemed to be falling for them, as for the majority of the quarter they were unable to get more than a single field goal.
Buena Vista began to struggle themselves in the third quarter. The score remained BV 55 and Loras 39 entering the fourth quarter.
Needing some quick offense, the team leaned heavily on first-year Marissa Schroeder. Schroeder finished the game with a total of 16 points, eight of which came in the final two periods.
Unfortunately, with the inability to find the stroke from the three point line, the lead was too big to overcome. The final buzzer sounded with the Duhawks falling to Buena Vista 69-56.
The final home game of the season took place last Wednesday, Feb. 14, against Simpson. Follow Loras College Athletics for more information.
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