Women’s Basketball Continues Hot Streak

Will Seidel, Sports Editor • waseidell16@ehc.edu

The Emory & Henry Women’s Basketball team continued to stay hot the past week. Beating ODAC rivals Guilford and Randolph to keep their winning streak alive as well as keeping pace for first place in the ODAC standings. The Wasps win streak is now at 7.

When asked about how well her team is playing, junior guard Tessa Johnston noted the team’s confidence and how close they have grown in these last few games. “We’re just trying to take it one game at a time, and we have so much positive energy radiating throughout the team,” said Johnston, who continued her statement, “We share such a close bond, we’re so deep in our depth, and so just going into these games we want to play hard, have fun with it, and go to the tournament with our heads high.”

The Head Coach for the Women’s Basketball team, Anne Crutchfield, agrees with Johnston on the depth of the team being a major reason for recent success. “One of the things that is really showing down the stretch is our depth, we’re able to play a lot of people. Our rotation is typically 9-10 deep and that has paid big dividends for us.”

The Wasps would narrowly win a close contest against Guilford by a final score of 63-59 and helped gain separation from the Quakers in the ODAC Standings. Taylor Blevins led all scorers with 18 points, shooting 8-9 form the field. Sydney McKinney would chip in 12 points along with six rebounds, five assists, and two blocks.

E&H would then face Randolph. After both teams traded buckets to even the score at 4-4, the Wasps would then go on a 10-2 run and they never looked back. The Wasps would dominate and knock off the Wildcats with a final score of 73-47. Peyton Williams led the Wasps scoring 13 points, as well as having six rebounds, four steals, and three assists.

The Wasps last two games will be against Washington & Lee on the road and then E&H will finish the season at home against Lynchburg, who the Wasps are currently battling for the top spot in the ODAC.

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