Women’s basketball dominates

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The Union Women’s Basketball Team started off the year by outplaying nearly every opponent that came their way, and they haven’t slowed down since.

Since coming back from winter break, the Dutchwomen are 8-3, including a tremendous 8-2 start to conference play.

The women had a quick turnaround last week, with a Jan. 27 evening game; this contest followed back-to-back games the weekend before.

However, the short preparation and recovery time was not enough to stop the Dutchwomen from controlling the game. The team’s 59-43 win over William Smith was their 13th triumph of the year, led by double-digit scoring from Abby Katz ’17, Amy Fisher ’16 and Erin Lyons ’17.

The victory also put the Dutchwomen at a league-best 8-0 at-home record on the year, extending their streak to 11 on campus, dating back to last season.

Along with their dominance at home, the Dutchwomen have taken the Liberty League by storm in just about every aspect of their play.

They lead the league in both offensive and defensive field goal percentage, opponents scoring, as well as offensive and defensive three point field goal percentage, among other categories.

This absolute control over games is what has left them tied for first-place in the Liberty League heading into the tail-end of their regular season schedule.

The Dutchwomen’s league-best defense will be the key to success for the Dutchwomen in the final stretch of their season. The team’s tenacious defense is what they have prided themselves on all year.

Looking ahead, the Dutchwomen will face matchups against Clarkson and RIT, two Liberty League teams with 8-2 conference records.

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