Coach Shawna Lavender and the women’s basketball team look forward to facing Texas Women’s University this Saturday as a chance to redeem themselves from a tough losing streak that has become a frequent trend this season.
ACU lost two heartbreakers in the final minutes of the second half this past week in a home-and-home series with Angelo State. After those losses,Â the Wildcats are looking for a win this Saturday to improve their performance in conference, and boost confidence amongst the players.
“Having two back-to-back games like that, we felt that we had a good chance to win one of them,” Lavender said.Â “This next game; it’s a game we have to have.”
The Cats’ played TWU in their first conference game on the road in Denton, and lost a close one on the road. The Wildcats were able to regain ground as they got focused and at one point were able to cut the score by one, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the 4-point deficit, leaving the final score at 68-74 Pioneers.
But the team is confident that this game is the one to pull them out of their slump. “They are definitely beatable, it’s just a matter of us doing it,” freshman center Paige Parliament said.Â “We want to go into this game and mess with their record a bit. We have nothing to lose, so we’re just going for the win.”
The Wildcats will take on the Pioneers Saturday in Abilene. Coach Lavenders says that a home game will be good for the girls, especially if there is a good fan base.
“Being at home helps a lot,” Lavender said. “If we can get the momentum going, we can get on a roll and start finishing people off.”
And with TWU’s 1-5 record on the road, the ‘Cats have a very good chance.
“At this point we are just trying to end on a good note,” Parliament said. “If we can get it going this weekend, I like our chances.”
The Wildcats and the Pioneers will take the court Jan. 28 in Moody Coliseum. Tip off at 2 p.m.