Cougars fall to Presidents 70-51

The Chatham Cougars fell 70 to 51 to the Washington & Jefferson Presidents on Saturday, January 11 at the Chatham University Athletic and Fitness Center.

The Presidents’ Valerie Dunlap scored the most points, totaling 16 for her team. Chatham University’s star was sophomore Rachel McClain, who managed to rack up thirteen points over the course of the game, including a three-pointer that got the Cougars on the board for the first time.

After facing a twenty-point deficit at the end of the first half, the Cougars increased their speed and aggression in the second half. However, it was not enough to bridge the gap between the two teams.

The Cougars showed their impressive ability to handle the ball, as well as their awareness of their teammates, always seeming to know what their next move was going to be. This loss was certainly not due to a lack of talent on the Cougar team, but rather the culmination of missed opportunities.

The Cougars will play their next game on Wednesday, January 22 at home versus Thiel College at 7 p.m.