Women’s hoops fall to second-place Bearcats

From Jan. 26, 2023

By Ethan Spozarski

The Waynesburg University women’s basketball team fell to second placed Saint Vincent College 81-49 on Wednesday night. 

Senior guard Anika Dansby led the team in scoring with 13 points and in rebounds with seven. Junior guard Marley Wolf scored 10 points and freshman forward Emma Seto with seven. 

Three minutes in, the game was tied at two a piece, and then the Bearcats went on a 12-0 point run on the next three minutes. By the end of the first quarter it was a 23-9 game in favor of the Bearcats. 

“We played with more energy and as a team,” freshman center Tori Wesolowski said. “However, we let them out rebound us in the first half which really hurt us.” 

At the end of the first half the Yellow Jackets were shooting seven of 29 (24%). However four of which were from outside the arc. 

“Just learning the game and adapting more to the college level, but also forming bonds with my teammates while doing good with school work,” freshman guard Madison Platt said. 

In the second half the Yellow Jackets had begun to keep up with the Bearcats; however it was not enough. 

St. Vincent held onto the lead and won 81-49. 

Wesolowski mentioned what the team is looking to do for the rest of the season. 

“Maintain our energy and go into each game trying to better ourselves and not worry about the outcome,” Wesolowski said. 

Despite the loss and struggling season, Platt says this team’s continuing to adapt. 

“We usually play a 2-3 defense,” Platt said. “And lately we’ve been  playing man to man which tonight it sometimes seemed to help us we weren’t making any of our shots.” 

Platt continued to talk about how throughout this season the bond this team has continues to grow. 

“I’ve learned more about the college level of basketball and how much of a faster pace it has,” Platt said. “But also I’ve learned that my teammates never give up and always have my back no matter what.” 

Maddison Weber finished and led the Bearcats in scoring, assists and rebounds. She  had 21 points, seven assists and nine rebounds. Ella Marconi finished with 14 points, two assists and eight rebounds. 

The Yellow Jackets get back into action on the road against Thiel College on Monday Jan. 30. That matchup is set for 7 p.m.