At this point of the season, the Rainbow Wahine basketball team isn’t too concerned about their win-loss record - as long as the team is playing with confidence and limiting mistakes, that is.
This Saturday, the ‘Bows (10-14, 3-8 BWC) will host Big West powerhouse UC Davis (20-4, 10-1 BWC) at the Stan Sheriff Center. Playing with an underdog mentality, the Wahine are just looking to build off of their win against Cal State Fullerton this past weekend to prepare for the Big West Tournament next month.
“We’re working on us. We figured out this last Fullerton game that if we limit our mistakes at the end of the ball game we can actually close it out,” head coach Laura Beeman said. That excited these guys and it’s given us some momentum.”
Momentum is the name of the game as the team enters the latter part of its regular season schedule. Forward Makenna Woodfolk is aware of the threat that the Aggies pose, but win or lose, she just wants her team to stick together.
“If we can beat them, that means we can beat Cal Poly, CSUN and the other teams. If we can beat them, that will be great,” she said. It’s very important. Even if we don’t come out with the win on Saturday, we still have to keep that momentum from last week’s game.”
With no shot at winning the conference regular season title, Beeman and her squad want the team to play for pride and more importantly, play for each other.
“Our hands are full, but if we can continue to learn and can continue to work on ourselves, whether we beat them or not Saturday night it will give us success down the road,” Beeman said. “So it’s really been about us right now.”
The Wahine will look to upset the Aggies this Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m., HT.
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