Posted on: December 10, 2021 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

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By Joey Fernandez, Sports Editor

Women’s Basketball: Split week signals familiar trends

An up-and-down season has been the definition of the women’s basketball team this year.

Dominating wins and lopsided losses seem to be the only consistent factors. This past week saw a stinging 65-53 loss at Triton College, followed by a convincing 69-52 win at Olive-Harvey College.

Injuries to a roster can be detrimental to a team with the depth issues and familiarity of certain sets or units on the court.

Sophomore guard Kelsey Kelley said the injuries are a cause of the team’s inconsistency.

“The team these last two games has had a lot of learning to do,” Kelley explained. “Having people out and injured and different rotations is a learning process in who plays best together.”

The upcoming week only has one game on the schedule for the team, as the Cyclones take on Rock Valley College on Friday.

Freshman guard Anthony Taylor dropped 13 points against Trinity Christian College JV in route to a victory which improved the men’s team’s record to 2-0 on the week.

Men’s Basketball: Trust brings signs of improvement

Coming into the week with a 6-3 record, the Cyclones were scheduled to have a tough stretch in playing Illinois Institute of Technology JV on the road on Tuesday, and a home game versus Trinity Christian College JV on Thursday.

The team proved to be up for the task, with blowout victories in both contests with scores of 64-33 and 87-54. Their latest scheduled game this past Saturday was cancelled due to a positive COVID case on the roster of Danville Area Community College.

Freshman standout Anthony Taylor believes the momentum that was created last week is going to be needed to fuel the guys going forward.

“I think we got better as a team,” Taylor said. “We worked on trusting each other and the coaching staff more, because we know we are going to need it in upcoming games.”

Looking to build upon their recent successes, the team has two games in the next seven days. South Suburban College is the first opponent this Tuesday on the road, and a home matchup against Lincoln Land Community College will close out the week on Saturday.