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Women's Basketball Suffers Tough Loss

Helen Gillis ’13, Staff Writer

On Saturday Feb. 2, the Merrimack women’s basketball team took on the Greyhounds of Assumption College. The Warriors (11-8 overall and 7-8 in the NE-10) had a tough loss against third in the conference Assumption, with the score of 86-62.

Freshman Ashley Weissmann had 12 points during the game along with three rebounds. Sophomore guard Chloe Rothman, nine points, three rebounds and three assists. Allison Wagner scored eight points coming off the bench and Jaclyn Lyons and Melissa Miller both put up seven points during the game.

Even with this loss the Warriors are having a much stronger season than their last year record of 5-21. “Despite the past few losses, I know this team understands we have something special. It’s a completely different feel this year; we’re re-energized and more focused,” said Rothman. “It’s fun waking up everyday, and being a part of something special makes every day that much better.”

Asked about the loss, Head Coach Monique LeBlanc said, “Any loss is disappointing for our team because we prepare to compete for a win every time we step on the floor. However, the team has continued to make great strides all season long and has found ways to work through adversity.”

LeBlanc continued, “This is a really fun and hard-working group. I’m confident that the team will continue to be resilient, and we are looking forward to attacking our upcoming games.”

The Warriors’ next home game is against UMass-Lowell (14-5 overall, 11-4 NE-10) Saturday Feb. 16 at 1p.m.

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