First game after COVID outbreak: Women's basketball team against East Central
By Greydon Buhlig
About 10 months ago, the SWOSU Women’s Basketball team was preparing for their first game in the NCAA Tournament when COVID shut, what felt like, the world down. This team was ready for another deep tournament run, but it was cut short, and ever since that day, this team has been itching to get back on the court.
Sports Editor Greydon Buhlig was able to talk with head coach Kelsi Musick about how her team has prepared for this moment.
“I am extremely excited for my team to be able to take the court for the first time in a long, long time,” stated Musick. “We have had some good practices this week.”
This team faces an East Central University team who struggled a bit last year, going 10-18 (8-14 GAC). They return their leading scorer from a year ago in Kendall Schulte. The senior averaged 12.4 points per game and shot a respectable 39.6% from beyond the arc.
SWOSU finished last season with 21-8 (16-6 GAC). Returning as their leading scorer is Makyra Tramble, a sophomore who scored 15.8 points per game. Along with Tramble, Maddie Sperle is coming back. She averaged 11.1 points and shot 38.8% from 3-point land a year ago.
“We want to be the best version of us,” said Musick, “It’s been a while since we have played someone else, so we need to each do our part, game to game.”
Look for the Lady Dawgs to get out and run-in transition and fight for rebounds.
The game begins this evening at 5:30 pm in Ada, OK. Check the SWOSU Athletics website for viewing options. During the first two weeks, no fans are allowed. The first home game for the Bulldogs is on Saturday.