Women’s basketball takes home first win of the season

The Shorewomen maintain a perfect 1-0 record as they triumph over Immaculata in non-conference home opener

By Louis Galdos 

Elm Staff Writer  

Now that fall sports are officially over, it is time that we turn our attention to the winter season.

It starts with the Shorewomen basketball team. This season, the Shorewomen are a well-balanced team with both inexperienced and experienced players. This allows the young players to learn from the experienced players. 

This season’s team is made up of four freshmen, five sophomores, one junior, and six seniors.

Senior guard Caitlyn Clark gave a comment on the overall season and the first two games they have played in. 

“Going into the season, our teams’ main goal is to have a successful season, make playoffs, and work to be a championship team. Individually, my goal is to work hard every single day and to keep improving so that I can contribute as much as I can for my team,” Clark said.

This past Tuesday the Shorewomen hosted the Wilmington Wildcats in an exhibition game. The game ended in a score of 77-63, Wildcats. The score stayed close each quarter. In the third quarter, the Wildcats got hot and never looked back as they were able to create a double-digit lead. In terms of field goal percentages, the Wildcats had 41.7% and the Shorewomen had 31.9%. However, on a positive note, the Shorewomen bench outscored the Wildcats bench 37-18.

Clark also discussed the team’s approach and her personal approach to Tuesday’s exhibition game.

“The overall approach for myself and my team going into Tuesday’s game was to improve on our offensive and get great experience playing against a D2 team,”

On Saturday, the Shorewomen had to bounce back from Tuesday and host Immaculata University. They most definitely bounced back by winning 73-56. The Shorewomen scored in the double-digits every single quarter and maintained their lead for the entire game. 

In terms of field goal percentages, the Shorewomen were 45.8% and Immaculata had 28.1%. 

The Shorewomen dominated in fast break points. 

The Shorewomen had 10 fast break points and Immaculata had zero.

Clark also discussed Saturday’s game.

“Going into Saturday’s game our overall goal is to be disciplined in our defense and make sure we are playing good help defense. We also want to keep pushing the ball in transition and keep our game up tempo,” Clark said.

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