Foresters win last two after dropping six of eight

By Alex Pollock

The Foresters struggled to the finish line of the regular season but won their last two games when they got there. The team now heads into the Crossroads League tournament as the No. 5 seed.

The Foresters (17-12, 9-9) had a rough going in late January and early February, dropping six of their eight conference games during the span. However they closed out the season with wins against tournament rejects Goshen College (3-27, 1-17) and Spring Arbor University (10-20, 4-14).

Freshman guard Tenesa Pontius readies herself for a contested shot beneath the basket. (Photo by Alex Pollock)

However during senior night, on Feb. 13, they found their shot against Goshen. Strong performances from seniors contributed to the blowout victory. Senior guard Sarah Miller-Jennings finished with 24 points while classmate Allison Greene added 18.

The Foresters finished the regular season with a 70-60 win over Spring Arbor University.

As they head into the conference tournament the Foresters will still look to work to keep up the offensive intensity. Senior Lauren Meese said that the team will work in practice to be ready for the tournament.

“We can increase offensive efficiency by having more shooting drills in practice, and just being confident when we shoot,” Meese said.

With the regular season behind them, the women look toward the Crossroads League Tournament. The women will play at 7 p.m. at Taylor University on Tuesday in the first round of tournament action.

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