BY DEREK FYE
The University of Wisconsin- Parkside women’s basketball team has put together a respectable season so far with a 13-12 record. Coach Jacob Yorg is in his third season of being the head coach and has a 43-37 overall record with the team.
The Rangers have played competitive games all season with seven of their ten loses coming in games decided by six points or fewer. They have outscored their opponents 1521 to 1421 and are out-rebounding them 869 to 771 on the season.
The rangers last game was a 69-59 loss to the University of Indianapolis. The Rangers held a 35-28 lead at the half but were unable to keep their pace in the second half and were outscored in the third quarter 19-9. The Rangers were led by Brittney Fair with 13 points and 4 rebounds. Tara Knapstein contributed 11 points and 5 rebounds and Rani Singh chipped in 9 points.
The rangers final game of the Regular season comes on February 25th at 5:30 P.M. against the 26-1 Lewis University Flyers in Romeoville Illinois. For any student who would like to watch and support the Rangers but are unable to attend can watch a live broadcast on the UW-Parkside sports website http://www.parksiderangers.com. There is a link to the broadcast located in the schedule section of the site.
The team has been getting great production from Stephanie Furr, Kristin Conniff, Tara Knapstein, Jessica Prince, and Shelby Cheston.
Furr, a senior forward, has averaged 13.7 points per game, with a .472 shooting percentage from the field. She is tied for the team high in steals (30), and is second overall in rebounds with 122 on the season.
Conniff, a senior guard, is the team’s second leading scorer averaging 11.7 points per game, has a team high 39 3-point field goals, made shooting .361 from behind the arc, and leads the team with 47 free throws made.
Knapstein, a senior guard and forward, has blocked ten shots this season and averages 9.7 points per game. She also leads the team is assists with 63 and steals with 30.
Prince, a senior center, has been dominant in the paint, leading the team with 153 rebounds and chipping in 9 blocks. Cheston, a sophomore center, has also been a solid contributor this season adding 99 rebounds and is shooting a team high .593 from the field and is leading the team with 24 blocked shots.
The Rangers will participate in the GLVC tournament on February 28th. Depending on their final game of the season the Rangers could play a home playoff game on the 28th.
All statistics mentioned in this article are as of 2-19-16.