Webster Women’s basketball faced off against Principia College on the team’s senior day. Seniors were honored in a pre-game ceremony.
Webster Women’s basketball celebrated its senior day on Saturday with a 79-point win
over Principia College. The Gorloks scored 115 points, breaking the previous record of 112 set in 2000.
After falling 5-0, Webster rallied for 45 unanswered points and did not look back. Coach Jordan Olufson was pleased that the team stayed focused despite the large lead.
“I want our players to be detail-oriented on offense and defense regardless of the score,” Olufson said. “They all have a task whether it be who they’re guarding or a team assignment. That keeps them self-motivated.”
Senior guard and team captain Jaysea Morgan scored 14 points after being honored for her career in the pregame senior ceremony. Morgan is climbing the Webster Women’s basketball all-time leaderboards in steals (currently tied for first all-time), assists (sixth all-time), points (eighth all-time) and games played (13 all-time). She also has the best free throw percentage of all-time.
As captain, Morgan is trying to set a good example for the younger players before she graduates.
“It’s a heavy weight to be on my shoulders, but I take it on and really enjoy leading these girls,” Morgan said. “I just hope that they pick up what I put out on the court and take it with them for the rest of the years they play.”
Kaylee Heggemann was the other senior honored Saturday. Heggemann had her senior season derailed by a knee injury, but according to Olufson, plays a big leadership role off the court.
The women’s team improves to 12-1 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings. They have a lead over the rest of the conference, but Olufson wants to ensure they do not overlook any game down the stretch. The team’s next game is Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Westminster College.