Women’s team out-played, out-scored

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Players Alisha Murphy(13), Hayley Maystead(10) and Carolina Rahkonen(24) going for the rebound. (Via UPW-Athletics)

DREW ZADRZYNSKI  | zadrz001@rangers.uwp.edu

Season Review

With the season drawing to an end the UW–Parkside women’s basketball team has a record of 8-17 for the year. The Rangers are statistically more successful at home with a record of 7-7 when playing in DeSimone Gym and have an unfortunate record of 1-6 on the road. Some of the Ranger’s struggles this season can be attributed to them being outscored 1893 to 1654 and being out-rebounded 1063 to 930 by their opponents.

Most recent game

The Rangers last game was a 62-59 loss to the Quincy University Hawks. The Rangers led the contest 23-21 entering the second half . Coming out into the second half, they were able to build their lead to 44-34 by the end of the third quarter. With a ten-point lead going into the fourth quarter, the Rangers had the momentum to finish the game off strong. However, the Hawks made a strong run in the final quarter, battling to produce 28 points against the Rangers to earn a comeback victory.

Statistical leaders

Ali Bettencourt, a junior guard and forward, has averaged 15.1 points per game, with a .377 average from the field, has a team high of 62 3-point field goals, made shooting .376 from behind the arc, and leads the team with 80 free throws made

Carolina Rahkonen, a sophomore guard and forward, is the team’s second leading scorer averaging 11.9 points per game, has 42 assist and has 59 turnovers for the season.

Hayley Maystead, a senior forward, has blocked eight shots this season and averages 10.3 points per game. She leads the team in rebounds with 152 and steals with 32.

Upcoming games

The Rangers final game of the season will be against the University of Indianapolis on February 24, at 1 p.m. in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Greyhounds are currently 7-17 overall this season and are looking to finish the season strong.

All statistics mentioned in this article are as of 2-9-18.

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