Women’s basketball defeats Drexel 78-66

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Women’s basketball defeats Drexel 78-66

Anslee Krouch, Senior writer

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The women’s basketball team improved its record to 5-2 after the Bison victory over the third-ranked-mid-major program in the country, Drexel, on Nov. 27 and Akron on Nov. 30. In the game against Drexel, the Bison never trailed in the game and shot 60 percent, which is the team’s best in three years.

Claire DeBoer ’17 opened the game on a strong note scoring a layup in the first four seconds. She led the team with four assists and 22 points. She had two three-pointers and was 10-for-14 from the inside. She added four rebounds, giving her exactly 700 career rebounds. DeBoer passed Stacey Spitko and Susie Hopper in the record books to move to 14th place on the Bison’s all-time scoring list. She also became the seventh player in Bison history with at least 1,200 points and 700 rebounds.

Three other Bison scored double digits. Kate Walker ’19 was 6-for-8 inside and 5-for-7 outside the arc, recording a career-high of 17 points. She also tallied five rebounds. This was her second game off the bench this season, and she still managed to secure 12 points in the first half with four three-pointers.

Kyi English ’19 played her fewest amount of minutes this season but still recorded 15 points, only missing one shot. Her agility was apparent as she beat her defender to the hoop several times to finish with a layup and a few pull-up jumpers.

Suné Swart ’17 also had a double-digit game with 10 points and nine rebounds. None of this would have been possible without the help of Megan McGurk ’17 who made her way into the starting lineup. She recorded a career-high of seven assists. Kaitlyn Slagus ’19 also scored eight points and had five rebounds.

This win was the Bison’s 14th consecutive win at their home court in Sojka Pavilion. The Bison will hit the road for their next two games against Rutgers, and St. Bonaventure on Dec. 3 and Dec. 6, respectively.

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