The Colorado College women’s basketball team came close to picking up their first win of the season, but fell short this past weekend at the Pacific Northwestern Tournament in Tacoma, Washington. Despite their 0-9 record, the Tigers remain positive about what’s to come.
“As a team we’re very optimistic about the 0-9 record,” said junior forward Danielle Davis. “These games early on in the season expose us to tough opponents and prepare us to succeed in conference play,” Davis continued. “Almost every loss has been two or three possessions away from being a win.”
The Tigers delivered their best performance of the season last Friday night, in a 76-70 overtime loss to Pacific Lutheran University. “We got a taste of what it’s like playing with the lead instead of always being the come back team,” said senior guard Courtney Tyus.
Junior guard Katie Waters led CC with 21 points and Davis earned her first double-double of the season with 12 points and tied her career-high 12 rebounds.
Pacific Lutheran hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. The Tigers, however, struggled to get shots off and could not come up with the overtime win. “It obviously wasn’t the outcome we wanted, but we got a taste of what we’re capable of moving forward,” said Davis.
CC dropped their second game of the weekend on Saturday, falling to Puget Sound University 94-45. The Loggers took the lead early in the first half and the Tigers spent the rest of the night playing catch-up.
Davis led the CC with 10 points, while sophomore Christina Bowman snagged four defensive rebounds. Tyus also added nine points and a team-high six assists.
“Puget Sound is one of the best, if not the best, team we have seen all year,” said Tyus. “Playing against such a fundamentally sound program is always a gut check and let’s us take a look at how far we’ve come and where we need to improve.”
The Tigers will take on Johnson & Wales University at home on December 16th, a matchup Davis promises will result in an exciting game.
Despite a rocky start, the Tigers have high hopes for the rest of the season. “What’s most promising about this team is we have yet to put together a full 40 minutes of good basketball,” said Tyus. “And when we do, we will be very tough to beat.”