basketball improves to 12-4
JENNIFER LARAIA, STAFF WRITER
The Bowdoin Women's Basketball Team, after a seven-game
winning streak, has improved its record to a stellar 12-4. After a slow
start during winter break, the team rallied to pick up some crucial wins:
Colby-Sawyer, Colby, Wesleyan, Connecticut College, Bates, Middlebury,
and Williams. Along the way, Kristi Royer '03 earned honors as NESCAC
Player of the Week and Lora Trenkle '04 was awarded Rookie of the Week
status for the state of Maine. Royer comments on the team's standing,
as tournament time approaches: "We've put in a lot of hard work and have
generated a great deal of momentum; we are hoping to keep that momentum
through the remainder of our season."
Last Saturday's win over Williams demonstrated the team's
true potential. In their first-ever win over Williams, the Lady Polar
Bears came from behind to win 71-65. Leading the charge was Trenkle, who
scored 17 points. Royer chipped in 13 points and 10 rebounds. Other scorers
included Courtney Trotta '04, with 9 points, Kristina Fugate '04 with
7 points, Jessie Mayol '02 with 5 points, Nicole Fava '03 with 8 points,
Lindsey Bramwell '04 with 6 points, Jamie Bennett '01 with 4 points, and
Lauren Myers '01 with 2 points. Trotta and Mayol also contributed three
assists each. This victory was the Polar Bears' 7th straight; they head
into this weekend looking to pick up two more tallies for the win column.
This weekend, the team will take on two NESCAC teams,
Bates and Tufts. Basketball fans are in luck; both games will be played
at home! The weekend will begin with a 7:00 p.m.face-off Friday against
Bates and will culminate with a 3:00 p.m. Saturday game against Tufts.
As the team enters the season's final stretch, the players have demonstrated
their ability to come together and are starting to realize their full
potential; this is pay-off time.
seven-game winning streak has improved the women's record to 12-4. (Colin