Since my last blog, we've played solid games against Florida State and Ohio. The fans and I saw two new faces stepped up and scored season highs- Shawnta' with 15 and Megan with 12. FSU became our second overtime win this year. We did an amazing job of forcing turnovers that game with 26, to help come back from a 15-point deficit. I was most proud to see our NCAA Runner-Up banner revealed during the pregame ceremony.
The day before Thanksgiving, we competed against Western Kentucky in Bowling Green. This game was special for me because, in a sense, I got to return to where I served as an Assistant Coach under my mentor and Head Coach Paul Sanderford. It was even more special because I got to coach against my former assistant Michelle Clark-Heard. She was part of my staff for five seasons and has been doing a great job building the WKU program in the two years that she has been Head Coach. The crowd got involved and made it an exciting game.
The game against Kentucky was a fight. We did a great job in the first half but despite the team's effort we had too many turnovers in the second half and gave up too many rebounds. Of course we prepared hard for this game and we would've liked to win, but we also know that games like this don't define our season. What they do is give us important lessons to learn from. We will make the improvements necessary to continue building momentum for the season.
Our next big game will be this Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center against Wright State. The Raiders are ranked No. 12 in the Mid-Major poll and has been successful this season in knocking off two solid teams - NC State and James Madison. We want all of our Card fans to come out and support us against this competitive team!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Until next time...
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