Lady Flames get back in the game with a win, Flames fall by three points
A fast-paced Saturday afternoon in Walker Arena led to a victory for the Lady Flames as they faced Mississippi College Choctaws and remain in second place for the Gulf South Conference, after a tough loss on Jan. 26.
Abby Bertram had a sturdy 13 points and Haley Schubert continued her marvelous freshman campaign. The team worked well together with seasoned players such as junior business management major Taylor Boggess, who recognized areas the team excelled in.
“We did better defensively on help side and off the ball,” Boggess said.
The stands were flashing with neon as the game themes continued, helping to motivate the Lady Flames to stay strong until the end, which ending up being the case as Nicky Widenski led the team 15 points.
“Big crowds make the games more fun to play in, and it helps us all to play well while having fun,” Boggess said.
With another win under their arms, Head Women’s Basketball Coach Marty Rowe knows the team is taking on a different challenge with their next three games being on the road.
“The road is completely different, and we are playing people for the second time now. We worry about ourselves more than what [the other teams] are doing,” Rowe said. “I think we just need to focus in on [strategy] adjustments and to [play] even better.”
As for the Flames, a close three-point loss was finalized on Saturday, with the Choctaws taking the game by a score of 71-68.
Although the Flames took a hit to their Gulf South Conference standing, they will be back in action on Thursday, as they also face three games on the road. As for the Lady Flames, they are looking forward to a fan-packed game against Union University on Feb. 21.
“Union is number one in the conference right now,” Boggess said. “We beat them the first time, so it is going to be a lot of pressure and a lot riding on that game, but it will be an exciting one.”
The Lady Flames and Flames will be on the road this week but will be returning to Walker Arena on Feb. 16 for games against Auburn Montgomery.