Double Coverage: Women win final game of season

Cassie Kolias

Women’s basketball finally won a game. And it was possibly the most important win of the season.

After having a Big Sky record of 0-14 going into its final game of the season against Weber State on Saturday, the young team needed this win.

The win gave the senior lady Hornets a positive note to end their college basketball careers with.

Despite having a young team, it was extremely surprising that the team couldn’t win a game. To have a 14-game losing streak couldn’t have done anything for the women’s confidence. But one thing that can’t be denied is the team’s outer optimism throughout the season remained.

Although it’s silly to think that the players or coaches would openly say negative things about the season, or about being torn down, it seemed like the losses fueled them to keep playing each game to try and secure a win.

After overall just winning four games of this season, the women were able to hold onto a 15-point win against Weber State in their last game.

Although there were few games to celebrate, there were personal victories of the season.

Sophomore Kylie Kuhns finished her season with a game-high 15 rebounds to secure a league-leading 13th double-double. She had 321 rebounds this season, which put her at second place for most rebounds in a single season in team history. With Kuhns on the court, they should have won more games.

Senior Tika Koshiyama-Diaz ended her season one assist short of tying the Sac State record for assists in a single-season. She also owns the second place all-time record for assists in school history, with 381. With Koshiyama-Diaz on the court, they should have won more games.

This season Natasha Togerson earned seventh in school history for blocks in a single season with 42. With Togerson on the court, they should have won more games.

After three seasons, Sami Field-Polisso holds the school record for career 3-point field goal attempts with 563. Of the 563 attempts, she has sunk 201. With Field-Polisso on the court, they should have won more games.

Despite the obvious fact that the team should have won more games, this isn’t the first time women’s basketball has had this many losses.

In 2001-02 the women went scoreless in conference, and went 1-15 in 1998-99, 2000-01 and again in 2006-07.

Next season the team won’t have the youth excuse anymore; it will be the freshmen players’ time to rule the court.

At least the women secured their last win of the season, because now they can take some optimism into the off-season, and come back next year with a vengeance. They need to.

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