Women’s basketball sweeps games

Last Thursday brought another victory for Lady Bobcat Basketball, resulting in 81-49 win over the University of Montana-Western Bulldogs. Head Coach Tricia Binford stated after the game that the Bobcats looked tired during the first half — “We didn’t have the energy and urgency to control the things we could. I was happy that we hit our free throws and rebounded well.”

Despite notions of tiredness, the team was leading 40-24 over the Bulldogs at halftime. This spurred confidence for the team and all players were able to become involved. “It was great to get our freshmen some experience. Throughout the game, I thought we did a nice job getting the ball inside and we finished well, which should help us be rested as we head into a travel day,” Binford said.

Those who especially stood out with game-high statistics were senior forward Rachel Semanksy, freshmen forward Jasmine Hommes and freshman guard Lindsay Stockton who each scored 12 points for the team.

Saturday brought an away game for the team against Utah State, ending in win of 71-65.

In terms of improvement, junior forward Emily Allen commented on how the team has gotten to where they are today. “Having played a few games already, the team is really starting to connect on the court, understanding what each other does, so we felt very comfortable on the court both games, and we were executing our plays and defense very well.”

These admirable skills have the team currently ranked fourth in the Big Sky Conference. Next up for the team is a battle against Wyoming in the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8.