A lot has happened since I last wrote! I apologize for the blog delay, as much has been going on academically and in basketball, so there has not been much time to write it all down. We recently just returned from a long trip to Buffalo, NY and the team has been pretty swamped with schoolwork, trying to catch up in their classes. It is also around this time of the year when professors hold their midterm exams, so I know several teammates have three or four tests this week. Thankfully I only had one to make up. The hectic week is definitely dying down, and the team can’t wait to play Manhattan on Friday.
Over break Coach Logan had Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer, Theresa Grentz, come guest speak to the team. Coach Grentz was a co-captain of Immaculata College’s national championship team from 1972-74. Along with leading her team to three national championships, Grentz also earned three First-Team All American honors. Hearing her speak was truly inspirational and it taught the team a lot about basketball and life. She spoke about how players are losing their love for the game and that they need to find that passion and want to win.
The Alumni game took place a few weeks ago. A number of former Greyhounds came back to play, and stayed to watch our victory over the Siena College Saints. It was really nice to see players return to Loyola for the day and show their support. The Alumni game seemed to be really fun for everyone who came, as spectators got to enjoy my wonderful PA voice. When I say wonderful, I actually mean dull, boring, and lifeless. I should never go into sports announcing.
We were able to keep a good show going after the alumni game, and played very well against Saints, winning 53-37. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned before that we really pride ourselves in our defense. We believe that if we can hold a team to under 40 points, we will be able to win that game. Our win against Siena happened to be a payback game, after losing to the team in January, as it was also the third win of our three game wine streak.
Time is flying by and we unfortunately only have seven games left in the regular season. Hopefully we will be able to play to our potential and finish the season off with a bang. The team will face Manhattan College for Play 4Kay day Friday at 7pm, and will be heading to New Jersey to face Rider University on Sunday. Please show some support and come to Friday’s game wearing pink for breast cancer awareness!!!