Crusaders dominate three games in a row

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Holly Tonry, Contributing Writer

 

This was a busy and exciting week for the University of Dallas women’s basketball team, with three great wins! The first game, which was Dec. 3 against Dallas Christian College, ended with a final score of 90-66, an impressively large win for the Lady Crusaders. Darion Summers led the team in points with 15, and Christy Allen had a double–double with 11 rebounds and 14 points. The win was the perfect way to start off the week.

The second game of the week was Dec. 5 against Arlington Baptist College. The Crusaders won this game 76-62. Seana Stoia had an amazing game with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Joining Seana with the double–double was, for the second time that week, Christy Allen, with 14 points and 14 rebounds. The Crusaders’ post game could not be stopped by Arlington, which resulted in another great win for our ladies.

Brooke Hagemann dribbles by two opposing players during a game against Millsaps College on Saturday. The Crusaders defeated the Lady Majors 68-64. -Photo by Rebecca Rosen
Brooke Hagemann dribbles by two opposing players during a game against Millsaps College on Saturday. The Crusaders defeated the Lady Majors 68-64.
-Photo by Rebecca Rosen

The last game of the week was Dec. 7 against Millsaps College, and it was a very close game. UD led for most of the game, but only by a few points. Millsaps had fast guards and an athletic post who were hard to shut down. At halftime, the game was tied at 30. Coming out from the halftime break, both teams were ready to fight, and the game came down to the last minute. The Crusaders were down by one point, and Holly Tonry was at the line for a one and one. She made the first shot, but missed the next, tying up the game.  Next time down the court, Seana Stoia was fouled and sent to the line for a one and one – and made both! With only 30 seconds left, Millsaps was forced to foul in hopes that the Crusaders would miss, but this hope proved to be in vain. UD was up by four and there was nothing Millsaps College could do. The final score of the game was 68-64. Christy Allen, for the third time that week, had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, rounding out a spectacular week of play.

This was an especially important win for UD. For the last four years, the Lady Crusaders have been unable to defeat Millsaps College. This year, the team is starting to shape up and define itself as a great defensive team that is not afraid to share the ball. The team unity is present in each game, whether it is the bench cheering on the five on the court or passing up an open shot for a better one.  The ladies’ next game is an away game on Dec. 11, against Southwestern Adventist University at 7 p.m.  Everyone is encouraged to make the trip to Southwestern Adventist to cheer on the Lady Crusaders!

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