On Saturday, Dec. 2, the Wheaton Women’s Basketball team beat Millikin University, but yesterday night the Thunder fell to Illinois Wesleyan’s team in a tough away game.
This weekend, the Thunder opened up CCIW play with a 63-46 victory over Millikin lead by senior Maggie Dansdill and sophomore Hannah Frazier, who both scored 12 points on the night. Sophomore Jill Berg said that “Hannah Frazier finished around the rim really well.”
Last week’s Star Player sophomore Devin Kyler scored 10 points while senior guard Kelly Lawson scored 10 points as well.
Berg said that her teammates “worked really well on defense.” During the second quarter, the Thunder outscored the Big Blue 12-2.
“We’ve been struggling on rebounding, so we need to pick that up again,” Berg said. Millikin did out-rebound the Thunder 44-41, but Wheaton had a 12-11 advantage on the offensive glass.
Before yesterday’s game, Berg said that, “Illinois Wesleyan is our toughest opponent. They were ranked in the preseason to win conference, so we all really want to win over them.”
Wheaton ended up falling to IWU 88-81 yesterday night despite an impressive 25-point game for Frazier. The three-pointer advantage went to IWU who had 8 out of their 12 attempts fall through the net compared to Wheaton’s 4 out of 16.
IWU also had 11 steals in comparison to the Thunder’s five steals throughout the game. Wheaton did out-rebound IWU 39-32, which is a major improvement from the Millikin game.
Wheaton is now 4-2 overall so far this season and 1-1 in conference play.
The Thunder women’s basketball team is travelling to Elmhurst College this weekend for another CCIW matchup on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.