Women’s basketball team is �more determined to win�

By Valerie Masciarelli,
Staff Writer
The Seton Hill University (SHU) women’s basketball team started off their season at an opening tournament at Bluefield College, where they defeated Montreat College 78-50, but lost to Bluefield with a close score of 75-74. Since then, it has been up and down for the Lady Griffins. After losing their home opener to Wheeling Jesuit, 64-58, they went on to win two more games in a tournament at LaRoche College with over 15 point leads.
The coaches are expecting big things from the team this year. Tim Creamer, assistant coach of the Lady Griffins, said, �They�re more focused, more determined to win and to change the way Seton Hill women’s basketball has been over the last five to ten years.� His beliefs are shared with the rest of the team, coaches and players alike.
Head Coach Scott Breegle said, �We�re looking very much to be better than what we were in the last couple years.�
�I feel as though the team is one of the best we�ve had since I�ve been here,� said Kaleeda Jenkins, junior. �We all worked hard in pre-season and are tired of losing.� Jenkins described her excitement to play for the Lady Griffins this season, believing that the rough games the team has endured are only learning experiences that will help the team work harder in future games. �My teammates and myself are ready to show the school, as well as our coaches, what we are capable of,� Jenkins said.


Breegle already seems to believe the team is capable of a lot. �They have high expectations, and I do believe that they will reach their expectations,� he said.
Dawn Spence, senior, expressed minor concerns about the team’s defense when she said, �we will score on offense with no problems, but defense wins games.� Aside from these setbacks, she, too, is looking forward to a successful season. �The talent and quickness of this year’s basketball team should enable us to be one of the top defensive teams in our conference.�
Five new freshmen have joined the team this season. �They�re working hard,� Breegle said. �They�re going to be counted on to be a big part of the team this year.�
�They�re all good student-athletes,� said Creamer. �We�re putting a lot of pressure on them right now, but we�re really proud of them at this point. They�re going to help turn us in the right direction and start winning some games.�
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