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The Student News Site of Chatham University


The Student News Site of Chatham University


Cougars basketball gets back on track

Chatham’s women’s basketball team has been on a roll as of late, winning two of their last three games.

Their most recent win came against Geneva College. The Cougars were down big at halftime, but strong plays from their guards and post players helped secure a victory. Senior Rachel McClain and freshman Katie Sieg were the high scorers with 14 points each.

The Cougars have two more games in the regular season. If they continue to ride this wave of confident playing, they will wind up in a good position for playoffs.

After a hard fought road win against Bethany, the Cougars played at home against Grove City on Wednesday. They fought neck and neck with them the whole game. The Cougars wound up losing off a buzzer beater by Grove City.

They bounced back with another road win against Geneva this past Saturday.

“ I honestly think we just believed in ourselves,” said senior Chelsea Kovalcsik. “We’ve beaten Geneva before and we’ve worked too hard to let it slip through our fingertips.”

“Grove City was a tough loss, no doubt, but we’ve never with them for the whole game and so although we felt awful, it was a confidence booster knowing what exactly we are capable of,” she continued. “That, and we really want it. Every day, every practice, and every game we want to win.”

The Cougars had to claw their way back against Grove City and Geneva. This resiliency and leadership from their three seniors could be key in their final two games of the regular season.

“Focus and intensity will be key for us as playoffs approach,” senior Anna Shashura said. “We have good team chemistry on and off the court, which has helped us play more together these last few games.”

With the season coming to an end, the Cougars have a chance to get hot going into playoffs. They have the opportunity to make a lot of noise in the President’s Athletic Conference (PAC). Their hard work and determination has to be at a high level this final stretch going into playoffs.

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