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Basketball Prepares For Season Opener

Byline: by Caileigh Oliver

Posted: January 16, 2012

While practice officially started on Oct. 15, many players were unable to begin practice until the end of October because of conflicts with fall sports. However, players have been practicing hard to work together as a team. Head Basketball Coach Angela Grove praised her players for their hard work, and sees them learning more with every practice.

The basketball team works hard in preparation for their season opening game and players practice hard to work together as a team.

Fall basketball players on multiple teams


While practice officially started on Oct. 15, many players were unable to begin practice until the end of October because of conflicts with fall sports. However, players have been practicing hard to work together as a team. Head Basketball Coach Angela Grove praised her players for their hard work, and sees them learning more with every practice.

A potential spot in NEAC


"If this team continues to work hard both on and off the court and stay focused on our goals, I look for them to have a good chance at having a spot in our NEAC Championships this season," said Grove.

To help prepare for their upcoming games, the team played two unofficial scrimmages. The first against Penn State York on Nov. 5 and then against Penn State Mont Alto on Nov. 10. These mock games allowed the team to run their plays and gain an idea of what their actual games would be like.  

"I felt I saw improvement from our first scrimmage to our second scrimmage," stated newcomer, Monica Lyons ‘13.

First loss, then win


The team lost in the first scrimmage against York, but worked hard and went on to win in the game against Mont Alto.

Since the start of the season, the team has welcomed five additional players, bringing the total number of players to ten. While the short practice period did not give them much time to learn how to work with one another, the players are improving with every practice.

"As we work together more we become better as a team, and we are starting to find our rhythm," said Lyons.

The season opener will be Sat, Nov. 19, at Vassar College, where they will play in a tournament against Wellesley College, Cedar Crest College and Vassar College.

"With all the new talent combined with our returning players, I am excited to kick off our season," stated Grove.

The home opener is at 5:00pm on Tue, Nov. 22 at the Frank E. Gannett Memorial Field House, against Chatham University.

Last Updated: January 16, 2012

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