The Women’s basketball team has taken the league by storm this year, winning their last four out of five games. With a current record of 15-8, they are surely turning some heads throughout the Cascade Collegiate Conference.
Last year, the Lady Eagles had a tough season, only winning a total of two games. This year is vastly different.
Recently, winning an overtime game against Oregon Tech provided great excitement for the full house in attendance. Now entering the second half of the season, you can rest assured that you will see competitive basketball on the court as Eagles soar over what were thought to be better teams in the league.
Coach Ken Crawford, the recently-hired head coach, credits the senior leadership which has been through darker times together but has now brought a new light to this season. By incorporating hard work and perseverance along with Crawford’s personal coaching style, the team has created a successful team dynamic and season.
“The team is intelligent on the floor,” commented Crawford. “They work hard and compete in practice and matches day in and day out.”
Before the season started, he wanted his team to be playing its best ball by the end of January, which the Eagles are now far more than accomplishing.
The recent weekend sweep of Warner Pacific and Concordia has the Eagles flying high and anxious to make a post-season appearance. Before the season even started the Lady Eagles were picked to finish last. Now, having overcome all adversity, they are (at printing time) only one game behind second place.
Other coaches and teams have taken note and commented on the Lady Eagles soaring over other women’s teams in the Cascade Collegiate Conference
Soaring just as high is the recent attendance for the team’s games. Coach Crawford claims that “when the fans are in attendance, they do provide the team with energy when they are loud. They cheer as rampantly as the 12th man that cheers in support of our Seattle Seahawks. “
So come on out and support your Lady Eagles; they deserve it!
Written by Andrew Bonesteel and Gabriel Cline