Women’s basketball dominating at 13-1 in conference

The Castleton women’s basketball team dominated the court Saturday against Husson University, marking their tenth win in a row. The final score was 73-50. 

Senior forward Vanessa Powers lead the Spartans, posting a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. 

“I couldn’t have done it without my team. The guards did great reversing the ball and finding the open player,” Powers said. “We came into the game knowing that Husson was not going to let us walk into their gym and take the win. We lost to them at the beginning of the year, so we had to prove to them and ourselves that we are the better team. We played like it was the championship game.”

Sophomore Alyssa Leonard    scored 16 points, senior Christine Jaques scored 12, sophomore Stephanie Bull dropped in 10 and freshman Meghan O’Sullivan contributed nine for the Spartans.

At halftime, the Spartans were up 33-18 and maintained a double-digit cushion for the entire second half.

The Spartans shot 52.5 percent and held the Eagles to just 34.5 percent. The Spartans also converted on many of the turnovers they caused, scoring 29 points on 20 Eagle turnovers.

Powers is confident the team will make it to the playoffs.

“I think that we have a great chance of going all the way and even hosting the tournament this year as long as we continue to work hard and play together. We need to continue to get better because every other team in our conference is working hard. We just need to be one step in front of them,” Powers said. We have bonded as a team and we play off from each other. We have chemistry, which helps us as a whole.

The Spartans are now 16-4 overall and 13-1 in conference play. Next they will take on Green Mountain College at Glenbrook Gymnasium on Saturday at 1 p.m.


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