Women’s basketball team improves its record to 6-6


Emily Faust

Madison College’s Cora Hansen (34) is trapped by the Prairie State College defense as she looks for a teammate to pass the ball to during a home game on Dec. 3.

Clarion Staff Report

The Madison College women’s basketball team led from start to finish to beat Prairie State College, 63-47, at home on Dec. 3.
Madison College took an 18-10 lead in the first quarter and outscored Prairie State in every quarter after that.
Cora Hansen scored a team-high 16 points, while Jordanna Davis added 13 points and Kaylee Anzalone had 11 points. Taylor Ripp posted a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds.
With the conference season yet to begin, Madison College has already exceeded its win total from a year ago. The team now stands at 6-6 overall, while last year’s squad finished 5-19.
Madison College’s next game is at Loras College on Dec. 8 against the Loras College JV team. The WolfPack returns home on Dec. 10 for one last game before the holiday break, when they play Kishwaukee College at 1 p.m.

Western Technical College 94, Madison College 60
Madison College suffered one of its most lopsided losses of the season on Nov. 30, falling to Western Technical College, 94-60. The WolfPack fell behind, 26-13, in the first quarter and never closed the gap.
Offensively, the WolfPack struggled, hitting only 20 of 75 shots in the game. Mikala Williams, Taylor Ripp, Cora Hansen and Reyna Knox each scored 10 points for Madison College in the loss.

Rochester CTC 96, Madison College 70
A big third quarter enabled Rochester to take an insurmountable lead over Madison College as the WolfPack fell on the road, 96-79, on Nov. 22.
Rochester outscored Madison College, 32-16, in the third quarter alone.
Kaylee Anzalone and Ripp led the WolfPack in scoring, both netting 17 points.
Cora Hansen added 13 points and was the only other player to score in double figures for Madison College.

Madison College 80, Carl Sandburg College 76
Big games for Ripp and Anzalone led to an 80-76 Madison College victory over Carl Sandburg College on Nov. 19.
Ripp scored 22 points and had 14 rebounds to lead the WolfPack in both categories, while Anzalone added 21 points. Davis was the only other player in double figure in scoring with 12 points.