WolfPack Women end streaky month, gain momentum

Troy Bruzewski, Sports Editor

January was a streaky few weeks for the Madison College women’s basketball team. So, it matched much of the season to this point.

Madison College never lost more than two in a row and didn’t win more than two in a row at any point in the month.

Still, the team seems to be on an upswing after winning three of its last five games to improve its record to 9-13 overall.

After a 65-46 loss to Joliet on Jan. 12, Madison College earned its second set of back-to-back wins of the month.

The WolfPack defeated Milwaukee Area Technical College, 78-57, at home on Jan. 16. Taylor Pfeuti had a game-high 22 points for Madison, with Courtney Spangler adding 16 and Chelsey Schulenburg scoring 10.

Creating turnovers and converting them to points, helped the high point totals, especially in the second half. The WolfPack scored 35 points off turnovers, compared to Milwaukee’s 12.

Three days later, a stellar scoring effort by Madison College gave it a 78-39 win over Wilbur Wright College.

Spangler led all scorers with 26 for the WolfPack, which outscored the Rams 45-15 in the second half. Pfeuti had 16 for Madison and was one of the nine WolfPack scorers.

A pair of tough losses came next.

Rock Valley College, ranked No. 2 in the NJCAA, handily defeated Madison College, 107-47, on Jan. 23. Rock Valley dominated from the start, taking a 51-22 lead at halftime. Calli Dahl led the WolfPack with 12 points, while Spangler added 10.

The College of DuPage beat Madison College, 68-54, at home on Jan. 26. Despite the double-digit difference in the final score, the game was close throughout the first half. Spangler led the team with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Dahl added 12 points.

In its most recent game, the WolfPack got back on the winning track by beating Triton College, 67-39, at home on Feb. 2. Spangler led the team with 19 points and eight rebounds, while Ellyn Hayden added 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Madison College has four home games remaining on its schedule, starting with Joliet Junior College on Feb. 6.