October 24, 2017

Sports

Maggie and Molly Zehner
Alex King, Webster University

King’s Court: Disrespected

The Webster University basketball teams have played their final games of the regular season. The Freshman Council, a group of freshmen who organize events for their class, sponsored spirit week for both teams’ final home games. But in the process, the women’s team wasn’t shown the same support as the men.

Megan Willett, Webster University women's basketball
Robby Meeh, Webster University men's basketball

Gorloks rebound from loss by edging Eagles 61-52

The Webster University men’s basketball team just went through their most tumultuous week of the season. Two days after their 12-game winning streak was snapped by Blackburn College (5-17), the Gorloks responded by beating Spalding University and regaining possession of first place in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Barissa Ford, Webster women's basketball

Despite season-ending injury, Ford motors on

In the ninth game of the Webster women’s basketball season, starting guard Barissa Ford tore her ACL and lost the remainder of her senior season. At the time of the injury, Ford was averaging nearly eight points and over three rebounds per game. In spite of the injury, Ford remains an important member of the team because of her willingness to be there for her teammates.

Josh Sellmeyer / Sports Editor
Megan Willett Webster women's basketball
Nathan Shelton UrbanFUTURE

Student athletes lend a helping hand

Webster University’s athletic department is chipping in to help elementary school children improve their reading and mathematics skills through a program called UrbanFUTURE. At the start of 2011, Webster student athletes began tutoring children in the fourth and fifth grades at Froebel Elementary School.