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Basketball Ends Season Against Pfeiffer

Basketball Ends Season Against Pfeiffer

STAUNTON, VA - The Mary Baldwin University women’s basketball team completed their 2017-18 season over the weekend with a 101-60 loss to Pfeiffer University. 

The Fighting Squirrels finished the season equaling their best record since 2011-12 and took their first conference win since February 2012.

The team’s up-tempo style of play earned them a spot tied at 16th in the nation in three-point field goals attempted and 30th in three-point field goals made.  

First year head coach Ross James was pleased with the progress that the team made this season saying, “This season was a success despite the early challenges that we faced.  Overall, the players adjusted well to our significantly increased pace of play and also changed the culture of the program with their continued perseverance and team first attitude. Our goal is to play an up-tempo style that provides our players with scoring opportunities early in the shot clock.  I need all my players to shoot the ball but, most importantly, I need them to shoot the ball with unwavering confidence.  We often talked about the ability to score from anywhere, at any time, on any defender, that is the goal for each one of my players at MBU. This year, we created a solid foundation for the program and I look forward to combining my returners with the Class of 2018.”