September 29, 2016

Women’s team looks to improve in stretch run

The Webster University women’s basketball team has gotten off to a rocky start. The team has struggled to stay above .500 all season as they are currently 8-10 on the season, despite suffering  a stretch in which they lost six games in a row.

Regardless of these struggles, there are some things the team can feel good about moving forward.

Their two post players Brittany Harris-Conway and lone senior Cassie Endicott have helped lead the team to sporadic, but much needed wins. They are averaging a combined 25.4 points per game along with 13.4 rebounds.

VICTORIA CASWELL / The Journal Freshman Taylor Lucas goes up for a layup against Westminster College.

VICTORIA CASWELL / The Journal
Freshman Taylor Lucas goes up for a layup against Westminster College.

The team has also enjoyed a winning streak recently, taking three of their last four games, including a recent victory over MacMurray College.

The team notched a 71-46 win over MacMurray, and starting point guard Ashley Brooks led the team in scoring with 14 points. Endicott scored 11 points and moved into 10th place in Webster’s all-time scoring list with 801 points.

Head Coach Jordan Olufson credits the team’s recent success to getting some of his players back healthy and into the playing rotation.

“We finally got kids healthy,” he said. “We’ve got healthy, we got our depth back and we’re starting to play better defense.”

Junior guard Taylor Bell and freshman wing player Aley Lucas have missed a combined 17 games this season due to injuries. Now that they’re back, Olufson said he expects them to have a huge impact on the team.

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