WolfPack improve record to 7-4 overall

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WolfPack improve record to 7-4 overall

Madison College’s Aniah Williams scores against Kishwaukee College.

Madison College’s Aniah Williams scores against Kishwaukee College.

CHRISTINA GORDON / CLARION

Madison College’s Aniah Williams scores against Kishwaukee College.

CHRISTINA GORDON / CLARION

CHRISTINA GORDON / CLARION

Madison College’s Aniah Williams scores against Kishwaukee College.

Christina Gordon, Sports Editor

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After two away games and one home game the Madison College women’s basketball team earned two wins and a loss, making their overall record 7-4. 

With two more games in 2019 the Madison College women’s basketball team is to finish out 2019 strong.  

“If we can continue with this intensity, we will be tough to beat.”  Madison College head coach Lois Heeren said about the team’s final two games.   

Madison College won it’s most recent game, defeating Kishwaukee College, 83-56 at home on Dec. 7.

“I thought we played really well, we played one of our better defensive intensity games on the season,” Heeren said. 

Madison College shared the ball well, having a season high 24 assists on the game. Aniah Williams had a team high five. 

“We really shared the ball well, and played well together and everyone contributed on both ends of the floor,”  Heeren said.

Madison College used a big second quarter to their advantage, Madison went on to score 30 points compared to Kishwaukee’s 14 points.  

Williams led all scorers with 25 points.  Madison also had three other players who had 10 or more points on the game.  Lily Dorman and Amber Sue Udelhoven both had 14 points. Hailey Kaenel had a career high 11 points.

Getting out to a quick lead is something that Madison College head coach always wants to do. And that is exactly what Madison College did on Nov. 30 when they played Malcolm X.  

The WolfPack outscored Malcolm X 20-8 in the first quarter and went on to win, 70-51.

William led all scorers with 20 points, Williams went 6-10 from behind the arc for a career high six 3-pointers made.  

Off the bench Udelhoven and Olivia Marron both chipped in for 10 points apiece.  Udelhoven also had a team high nine rebounds.   

“At Malcolm X we played well, I thought our defensive presence was really good and we shared the ball really well,” Heeren said.

Madison College, though, struggled against Western Technical College and lost, 86-51.

“At Western Tech, we just didn’t play well,” Heeren said. “Their defensive pressure was just something that we were ready for, but didn’t handle it well. We also didn’t shoot the ball well.”  

Madison College shot 34.5 percent from the field goal and only 15.4 percent from behind the 3-point line.

After a close first quarter Madison College wasn’t able to score much after that, only able to score 8 points in the second quarter compared to Western Technical College’s 15 points.  After the half Madison College started out slow being outscored 31-11.

The 86-51 loss was the worst loss for the WolfPack this season and snapped a five-game winning streak.  

Marron led the WolfPack with 10 points for her second straight game with 10 points she also had a team high and career high three blocks.  Freshman Julia Bruns had seven points and a team high 10 rebounds. 

Williams was held to under 10 points for the first time in her career, snapping a 35 game streak where she had double digit scoring. Williams came away with six points.  

Madison College rounds out 2019 with two non-conference games. The first game is on Dec. 10, when UW-Washington travels to Madison.  The final game of 2019 is on Dec. 13, when the WolfPack travel to UW-Richland.