On Dec. 9,ENC’s women’s basketball defeated Endicott College 95-86, pulling their first win of the season.
This brings the women’s record to 1-2 in the conference, 1-7 overall. The women’s basketball team has struggled in previous games, though marginally. In the past seven games, the Lions let the game slip away by less than 10 points.
Junior Mhiah Vickers (Westlake Village, Calif.) has carried the team offensively since the start of the season, averaging 19.9 points and 7 rebounds.
Against Endicott, junior guard Nicole Greer (Odenton, Md.) took over, delivering 21 points in 24 minutes.
“This game was different from other games because we realized that we couldn’t keep relying on one person to produce on offense,” Greer said.
With this being their first winning game of the season, Greer said that the team is now “confident that [they] will carry this momentum into the next half of the season”.
From start to finish, the Endicott game was a cut and dry battle. Both teams traded baskets across the court, until finally ENC took a significant enough lead in the final four minutes of the game.
Vickers nearly completed her first “triple double” of the season scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 9 assists.
Junior Elia Salazar (Los Angeles, Calif.) added a “double double” to her repertoire, scoring 15 points, and 10 rebounds during the game.
Junior Jasmine Mata (Santa Barbara, Calif.) chipped in 11 points and 3 rebounds in her third game of the season after returning from a foot injury.
Greer ended her game saying that she was “happy to be another person her team could rely on” in their first win of the season.
ENC women’s basketball plays their next conference game at Roger Williams on Jan. 6.