Waynesburg women’s basketball drops to 0-5, loses to Otterbein University 90-62 (From 11-23-21)

By Jesse Cain

The Waynesburg women’s basketball team drops to 0-5 in another precarious game, losing to Otterbein University 90-62. This is the 10th straight loss for Waynesburg on the road going back to the 2019-2020 season.

“A couple rough results and I’m not sure why,” head coach Sam Jones said. “But we’re coming out tentative and unsure of ourselves.” 

Otterbein built a fast lead, finishing the first quarter 26-10. Going into halftime, the Yellow Jackets trailed by even more 53-28.

“It was mental,” senior Brooke Fuller said. “We started off slow and that’s always one of our problems.”

Fuller struggled just as much at the start of the game. Getting stuffed twice, she managed to put up eight points and two rebounds by halftime.

Finishing the game with a double double of 20 points and 12 rebounds, Fuller found another gear after halftime. 

“We recollected and tried to fix it as best we could,” Fuller said. “Although it didn’t finish with the score we were looking for, we definitely picked it up in the second half.”

Junior Anika Dansby ended the game with 12 points and five rebounds. Six of her points came off the only two three pointers Waynesburg scored on the night.

The Yellow Jackets hold higher expectations entering conference play this weekend.

“I told them we know what to do and I can’t provide energy for them,” Jones said. “I think we’ll come out a lot better next game.” 

As a leader on the team, Fuller has found a way she can help unite them.

“By staying more positive and just correcting our mistakes,” Fuller said. “I feel like we need to have tougher practices with each other and be able to take criticism and translate it onto the court.”

Waynesburg finds themselves back on the road for its next matchup against Saint Vincent Saturday, Nov. 27. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. The Yellow Jackets look to come out with more energy to turn around the season and end the road losing streak against the Bearcats.