Women’s basketball win streak hits 5 games

Ethan Maurice, Staff Writer

The Madison College women’s basketball team has only a few more weeks in the season, and they are finishing the season strong. The WolfPack has now won five straight games, including an 82-53 victory over Harper College on Feb. 10.

Madison College is now 18-7 overall this season and 9-2 in conference play, sitting just one game behind conference leader Rock Valley College.

Two games remain on the regular season schedule, both on the road. Since the final game of the season is against Rock Valley College, the WolfPack could grab a share of the conference title with a win in both games.

Winning Streak

The WolfPack have been on a tear with their new players lately, winning eight of their last nine games, including their current five game winning streak. Whether it’s a low scoring game, like against Milwaukee Area Technical College or Joliet Junior College, or a blowout, like against Wilbur Wright College, the WolfPack have been up to the task.

The Big Three Lead

Megan Corcoran, Cheyanne Jo Udelhoven, and Peyton Trapino continue to lead the WolfPack in scoring. They typically combine for more than 70 percent of the WolfPack’s scoring, and the last stretch of games has been no different.

Against Milwaukee Area Technical College on Feb. 3, the WolfPack’s big three scored 58 points, and against Wilbur Wright College on Feb. 7, they combined for 67 points. On Feb. 10 against Harper College, they scored a total of 53 points.

The combination of Corcoran and Udelhoven’s shooting range and Trapino’s ability to get to the rim works well together. Corcoran leads the team with 20.9 points a game, Trapino is scoring 17.5 points a game, while Udelhoven averages 14.6 points a game.

Cleaning the Glass

The WolfPack have been putting up some big numbers in the offensive rebounding column.

They have secured at least 12 offensive boards in their past three games, including 18 against Joliet Junior College.

Tianna Sackett and Jaylin Steuber are two of the WolfPack’s best rebounders, and they both box out well. They can afford to stay on offense and try for the rebound due to the other WolfPack players ability to get back on defense to help out.