Last week the women’s basketball team played two games, finishing 1-1.
The loss was against Jamestown with a score of 63-80.
Junior guard Becca Hurley led the team with 19 points followed by senior Andrea Wedel’s 12. Freshman Kendra De Jong pulled in the most rebounds with seven on offense.
The Raiders win came against Valley City on Saturday, the final score resting at 77-69.
The Raiders scored 38 points in the first half and 39 in the second. The majority of the points came from De Jong, who contributed 21 in total, a career-high. Freshman Thea Engen grabbed the most rebounds for the team with nine. Engen is one of only two freshmen on the team and she is already eager for what is to come in the season.
according to Engen, Morningside is “the team to beat,” being that they are the defending conference and national champions.
Head Coach Earl Woudstra knows that Morningside will be a difficult team to beat by the end of the season, but the Raiders have time to grow as well and Engen is excited to see the team improve.
Engen said that she looks up to Hurley while on the court because she is a leader and “knows so much about the game.”
The leadership of upper classmen is not the only important guidance. The theme for this season comes from Deuteronomy 31:6 where the team looks to God for direction as they aim to be “strong and courageous.”
Their next game will be at the Pizza Ranch Classic, hosted by Northwestern, where they will once again take on Waldorf in the Bultman Center at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13.