“Going out with a bang” has been an overused cliche at times. No matter, it perfectly describes what the Webster Women’s Basketball team did in their final home game of the 2011-2012. On Senior Night, those truly playing their last home game in a Gorlok jersey reigned supreme as the Gorloks edged out the Fontbonne Griffins 71-61.
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Throughout the beginning of this season, the Webster University Women’s Basketball team has shown flashes of brilliance, followed by flashes of bafflement. That didn’t change during their contest against the Austin College Kangaroos on Sunday night, but the results sure changed at the Lady Gorloks claimed their first win of the season and now stand at 1-6 to start the year.
The main difference in this game from what had been seen from the Gorloks up until this point was much cleaner play. They still committed 18 personal fouls, which needs to be improved, but they finally won the turnover battle and did not hurt themselves. The Gorloks forced 19 Kangaroo turnovers and only committed eight of their own as the pressure and full court press was on most of the game. They shot 80% from the charity stripe, a large improvement, and had a few clutch free throws down the stretch made by Megan Willett.
Shooting all around was much improved in this game, as the Gorloks shot 41.7% from the field. Three Gorloks reached double-digit points (Gwen Williams with 15, Megan Willet with 11, Cassie Endicott with 10). The bench played a strong role in the contest as well, contributing 23 points.
Webster went into the half with a six point lead, but things turned dramatic as the Kangaroos hit from outside the arc to tie the game up at 61 with 1:20 left to play. Some strong defense and clutch shooting by Tori Fenemor and the aforementioned free throws by Willett sealed the game for the Gorloks as Grant Gymnasium and Coach O’s bench erupted.
The Lady Gorloks squad will only have a short time to revel in their victory as they take on Washington University this Saturday. But with their first win captured and the weight off their shoulders, perhaps it’s time for the Gorloks to begin flying high as they did last year when they won the SLIAC. If they turn those flashes of brilliance into prolonged streaks, they should be able to do just that.