Will Seidel, Sports Editor • firstname.lastname@example.org
The Emory & Henry Women’s basketball team is riding a three-game win streak. After an 81-72 win over ODAC rival, Eastern Mennonite, the Wasps move to 14-5 overall and 7-3 in conference play. Head Coach Anne Crutchfield loves the determination from her team the past few games, and looks for it to continue. “I couldn’t be more pleased with how hard our team is working,” said Crutchfield. She would continue her statement, “I think they have really focused in on what we need to do to be in a good position at the end of the season.”
And focused they have been. E&H has won all three games by almost double digits. Junior forward Taylor Blevins led all scorers in the game against W&L, going 9-12 from the field for 18 points and five rebounds. Sophomore forward Peyton Williams also chipped in 14 points while sophomores Sydney McKinney and Kara Stafford poured in 12 points apiece for the Wasps.
Against Eastern Mennonite, Blevins and McKinney led the team in scoring with 19 points each. Junior guard Tessa Johnston scored 13 points off the bench, hitting three three-pointers. The Wasps have six games remaining on their schedule and are sitting third in the ODAC standings, one game behind both Lynchburg and Randolph-Macon for first place. E&H still has to play both teams one more time this season.
Coach Crutchfield knows the significance of just taking it one game at a time and not look ahead to the crucial match-ups in the future. “One of the things we talk to our team about all the time is we have to play for today. And our main goal is to go out today and be better than we were yesterday.” Crutchfield would continue, “We felt all along that we have a team that can be in contention for a championship all year. So we just want to take each day as it comes, each game as it comes, and hopefully go out and play our very best and improve on the performance we had the day before.”