Cierra Smith, Staff Writer
Wingate University Women’s Basketball Team had the long-awaited rematch with the Carson-Newman Eagles, Saturday, February 18 after a win against the team that resulted in overtime back in early January.
The previous game that took place on January 7, at Carson-Newman left the bulldogs with a 80-75 point win, while the game this past Saturday yielded a score of 85-73, with Wingate once again landing on top. This marks the 10th straight win for the women’s team this season. This was the final regular season home-game for the team, as well as Senior Day for those graduating in May!
Wingate was led to a win by players, Marta Miscenko (14 points with 7-11 and 14 rebounds) and Kristina Rumplasch (14 points with 7-10 and 4 rebounds). Other key players include Danasia Witherspoon, who finished with 8 points and 9 total rebounds and Caroline Averette, who helped the women win by scoring 2-3, three-point shots and scoring 10 points overall.
With the game being as close as it was, there were also pivotal players on the opposingteam that also contributed to the momentum of the game. Carson-Newman’s, Mika Wester, was a key player for the team scoring 14 points and picking up 10 total rebounds, as well as teammate Haris Price, who added 12 points to the Eagles’ score with two key three-point shots that ended up breaking a small lead.
The game overall was fast-paced and full of energy with the arena being packed with hundreds of Bulldog friends and family in support not only for the women’s basketball team, but also their loved ones who will be going on to graduate in May!
Photo courtesy of Wingate University Athletics
Edited by: Brea Childs