By Mary Nordick
The Saint Mary’s women’s basketball team came to the mid-season point with a conference record of 9-5 and an overall record of 9-8. The lady Cardinals have been working hard this first half of the season and plan to continue doing so throughout the rest of the year.
“The team has been doing great. We’re really young, but we have a lot of really solid leaders in our older players who help lead our younger players,” said Head Coach Mandy Pearson. “These girls are good people, and they get along well on and off the court.”
There is strong chemistry between teammates, according sophomore Courtney Euerle. “We all get along really well,” said Euerle. “We do a lot of stuff off the court which I think helps a lot to keep the team chemistry building.”
“We’ve always had good chemistry on our basketball team,” said Pearson. “There’s just something a little different about the leadership and how the team has been getting along this year.”
According to Euerle, one game that stood out was the comeback game against Bethel University on Jan. 11. “That was a great win for us,” she said.
Looking ahead to the rest of the season, Pearson said, “I don’t even think about playoffs. We are just taking it one game at a time. It’s pretty intense, pretty crazy and pretty competitive. It doesn’t matter whether you’re number one or number 12. Every game is a battle, and you have to take it one game at a time so you can have as much success as possible.”