After a 6-0 start, the fifth-ranked Madison College women’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the season.
Ninth-ranked Rochester Community and Technical College edged Madison College, 70-68, at home on Nov. 22 in a hard-fought contest.
Madison College led 32-28 at halftime, but Rochester forced enough turnovers and made enough 3-point shots to overcome the WolfPack. Rochester converted on eight more 3-pointers than Madison College and had a 26-18 turnover edge as well.
Sophomore forward Rachel Slaney scored 20 points to lead Madison College, while Jamie Falk and Megan Corcoran both added 12 points. Slaney also had seven rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Since that loss, Madison College picked up another win and now stands at 7-1. The next games for the WolfPack will both be at home against Western Technical College on Dec. 7 and against Loras College JV on Dec. 9.
Madison College 85, Bryant & Stratton College 62
Big runs in the second and third quarter enabled Madison College to post an 85-62 victory over Bryant & Stratton College at home on Nov. 30.
Madison College outscored its opponent 18-7 in the final 8 minutes of the second quarter to take an 11-point halftime lead. The WolfPack then opened the second half with a 17-0 run to take control of the game.
Slaney hit a season-high four 3-pointers in the game and finished with 33 points, her third 30-point game of the season. She was 9 for 15 from the field and 11 of 13 from the free throw line. Slaney also had 15 rebounds, four blocks and four steals.
Corcoran had a career high 18 points with nine rebounds, three assists and two steals. Mackenzie Ripp added 12 points, while Peyton Trapino scored 11.
Madison College 97, Sauk Valley College 92
A big night at the free throw line helped Madison College hold off Sauk Valley College on Nov. 15 for a 97-92 victory at home.
Slaney led the way by hitting 17 free throws and scoring a career-best 39 points. As a team, Madison College converted on 28 of 33 free throws to help finish off Sauk Valley.
Four other players scored in double digits for Madison College. Freshman Cheyanne Jo Udelhoven scored 18 points, including a perfect 5 of 5 from the free throw line. The three others included Trapino with 12 points, Macy Graf with 11 points and Jamie Falk with 10 points.