ENC women’s basketball won their Jan. 10 game against Western New England, 65-60. Photo credit: ENC Athletic’s site.

After a rough start to the season, ENC women’s basketball team has won four of the last seven games, placing them 7th in conference.

They find themselves lagging a little, fighting to climb up in the CCC playoff standings.

Teamwork, defense, and execution are things the women have been focusing on improving during these last games.  The women have had back-to-back wins against conference foes Gordon College and Nichols College.

The women then dropped into a minor losing streak, taking consecutive losses against Curry and University of New England.

Junior Jordan Grays (Elk Grove, Calif.) feels that intensity on the court and from the bench is one of the major reasons the team has seen some success this season.

“The difference has been our intensity on the court and the intensity on the bench.  For every little success we have on the court we act like it’s a major game changer to help give us momentum,” Grays commented.

The team has realized the importance of every game, knowing that each moment from here on out has an impact on their season.  They are in 7th place currently,  but can easily move up or down in conference standing.

“We play like every game is our last game,” Grays said.

Junior Elia Salazar (Los Angeles, Calif.) is encouraged by her teammates’ communication and feels that this has led to an overall increase in trust that the team has in one another.

“The aspect of trust and having each other’s backs has given us confidence as a team and as individuals.  We also have communicated in a more effective was that uplifts and encourages each other,” Salazar commented.

The women’s team looks to restart a winning streak in their next game on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. in a home match against Roger Williams.