By Allison Foster
With a win on Jan. 8 against IU-Southeast the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods basketball record increased to 9-7.
Freshmen, Chelsea Weaver hit a 25-foot 3-pointer just in time before the end of the first half taking the lead.
“The clock was running out and she only had one option, and that was to shoot immediately,” said head coach Deanna Bradley. “Everyone was excited when she hit it because it gave us a four point lead.”
The lead changed several times throughout the second half, with neither team gaining more than a six point lead.
“All we can do as a team is prepare our best in practice. Our goal going into every game is to play our best,” Bradley said.
The Pomeroys were victorious and won the game against IU-Southeast with a final score of 77-74.
SMWC dropped a game to Lake Land College on Jan. 5 with the final score of 60-89 .
The Pomeroys have not been able to win all of their games, but Bradley knows exactly what they need to do to finish strong and move onto nationals; be more aggressive and consistent.
On Dec. 30, 2010, the Pomeroys took on Wheaton College in the Taylor Classic Tournament.
This was a challenging game for SMWC and Wheaton came out victorious, 59-93
On the second day of the Taylor Classic, SMWC played Trinity International University.
The Pomerory’s displayed more energy but were unable to pull through. By 16 points, they were defeated by Trinity International with a final score of 80-96.
SMWC traveled to play the St. Joseph Lady Bears Dec. 28, 2010.
The Pomeroy’s, who were anked sixth in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) coaches poll the week before, took an early lead of 25-14.
Both teams shot over 60 percent from the field in the first half. The Pomeroys were on a roll, shooting 80 percent (20 for 25) from the free throw line, and 57 percent from the field. The final score for this game was 93-79.
On Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, the Pomeroys then traveled to Notre Dame to play the Saints of Holy Cross College.
The Pomeroys were down by 26 halfway through the second half but managed to cut the lead to 10 with three minutes to go during the second half.
But unfortunately the Pomeroys didn’t do enough to pull through for the win. The final score was in favor of Holy Cross, 74 and SMWC 63.
Dec. 17, 2010, SMWC traveled to Fort Wayne to play the Indiana Tech Warriors. Several lead changes happened throughout the first half.
Well into the second, Indiana Tech took a massive 24-2 run, and the Pomeroys were defeated with a 62-83 final score.
Dec. 14, 2010, marked the eighteenth time SMWC and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology have played each other for the Clabber Girl trophy.
The game started off slow on both sides.
“We weren’t as intense as I would have liked for us to have been, but then again, you have to go with what you’ve got and I felt the team did a good job of making the most of what they had,” Bradley said.
During the second half of the game, it was a back and forth change of points.
As the second half came to an end, senior Brooke Brown stole the ball, got fouled and hit one of two free throws with three seconds remaining.
The final score for the game was 56-54.