Madison College women’s basketball team falls to Milwaukee


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Madison College’s Abby Meehan looks for a teammate to inbound the ball to during her team’s loss to Milwaukee Area Technical College on Jan. 10.

Ethan Maurice, Staff Writer

The Madison College women’s basketball team lost to in-state rival Milwaukee Technical College, 66-61, at home on Jan. 10. With 15 lead changes throughout the game, the outcome came down to the last few minutes.

With Madison College leading, 61-59, with just under two minutes left, Milwaukee went on a run.

Rachelle Parker-Moore, a guard for the Milwaukee Stormers, started things with a three-pointer from the right wing that gave Milwaukee a 62-61 lead.

The WolfPack, in an effort to rally back, fouled Parker two times in a row following their own missed shots. Parker, who was 4 of 9 from three-point range, made two of the four shots to increase Milwaukee’s lead 64-61.

Up to this point the noise in the gym had been slowly increasing, but with Madison College only down by three and 33 seconds left on the clock, the crowd went wild, increasing the noise level to a deafening roar.

Point guard Cheyanne Udlehoven brought the ball down, and the WolfPack ran a pick and roll. Udlehoven kicked the ball to sharp shooter Megan Corcoran, who took a three from the right side. The attempt at a game-tying shot was off the mark.

Madison College was forced to foul again, and Parker-Moore made both of her free throws to make the score 66 – 61.
The WolfPack looked spent toward the end of the final quarter. Having only two substitutes the whole game had worn on them.

Milwaukee’s Parker-Moore led all scorers with 32 points, while Corcoran led Madison College with 23. Caitlyn Gilbertson and Udlehoven both scored 15 points for Madison College.

The game was a 3-point battle for most of the way, with Parker-Moore and Corcoran matching each other for most of the game.

The WolfPack shot 38 percent from 3-point range, but Milwaukee shot a slightly better 42 percent. Corcoran finished with five made 3-pointers and Parker-Moore finished with four.

The game was much more than Parker-Moore vs. Corcoran, however, with both teams having plenty of assists and good passing plays.

The WolfPack were shorthanded all game, with only two subs available. Danee Collier and Peyton Trapino were both out. Trapino is the team’s No. 2 scorer, averaging 16.4 points a game.

The WolfPack play next at Harper College on Jan. 17 before returning home on Jan. 20 for a game with College of DuPage.