Senior members of the women’s basketball team won their last game of the regular season in Pershing Arena Saturday.
The team has five seniors — Mackenzie Jerks, Brooke Bailey, Taylor Koper, Rachel Edmundson and Rachel Steinhoff — who will be leaving at the end of the season. The seniors were recognized and had playing time in Saturday’s game against the nationally ranked Lewis University Flyers.
The Bulldogs were coming off a loss to the University of Indianapolis, a team they had defeated earlier in the season. After falling 75-70 to the Greyhounds, the Bulldogs made a quick recovery to beat Lewis by more than 20 points.
Head coach Amy Eagan said the team will use these two games as a learning experience as they head to the GLVC Tournament this weekend at No. 4.
“I think the biggest key is that if we all show up, prep and follow game plan, we are capable of beating anyone, such as Lewis,” Eagan said. “And if we do not show up, know prep and follow, we are also capable of losing to anyone, such as Indy.”
The Bulldogs will start play in the GLVC Tournament Friday night against Maryville University.
The last time the team met the Saints, it ended in an 85-78 defeat. The Bulldogs are hoping to redeem themselves and move play forward.
“I think we feel good [about this game],” Eagan said. “We are pretty healthy and feel good about our depth. I like that we get to open with Maryville. I think there is a fire in our kids since we lost to them earlier this year. Three games in three days, this late in the year, anything is possible!”
Eagan said she is hoping for some success at the tournament and that the team will be able to at least hit win number 23, which would be a new record for the women’s basketball program at Truman.