By Lauren Brian,
After the Lady Griffins won against Carlow on February 5, they took third place in the North Division of the American Mideast Conference. Their second game against St. Vincent took place at a sold out Jeanette High School.
�It’s really nice to play in front of a big crowd,� said Elena Radenkovik, sophomore.
The team took a tough loss against their rivals with a score of 60-73, but bounced back against Carlow with a score of 65-45. The win took place on senior night. For seniors Meghan Buck and Dawn Spence, it was their last game in Sullivan Hall.
Denishia Salter, junior co-captain, currently ranked fourth in the nation for steals, leads her team to success.
�She sees everything on the court and definitely has our respect,� said Buck. �We�re all pretty close and we�re all working together really well this year.�
Junior Guard Kaleeda Jenkins believes in her team this year too. �We were in a slump after the St. Vincent game, but I knew we would come out of it very soon,� she said.
The team will finish out their season on February 19 against Daemon College, which is currently ranked first in the division. The Griffins lost the first game against Daemon, 70-79.
The Lady Griffins have never made the playoffs. They need to place in the top four in the division for a chance to play one of the top four teams in the South Division.
If they place in the top two teams, they will have the opportunity to host the first round.
So far, the top two teams in the South Division are an undefeated Cedarville and Rio Grande. If the Lady Griffins grab the fourth spot, they will face up against the first ranked team in the South.
Cedarville is also currently ranked first in the nation and Rio Grande and Daemon both hold top 25 spots as well. The Griffins still have their work cut out for them.
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