Women’s Basketball Struggles Early

By Serek Hahn

December 5, 2012

The Dominican University women’s basketball team has struggled in early games of the 2012-2013 season.

The season started on a sour note, as the Stars were on the losing end of a blowout against Elmhurst College on Nov. 15. The loss, 47-90, came as the Stars shot just 35 percent from the field.

Two days later, Dominican took to the Igini Sports Forum for its home open. While closer than the previous game, the Stars fell to North Park University by a score of 51-79.

On Nov. 20, the team traveled to Michigan to take on the Albion College Britons. The game brought a closer score than the first two of the season, but the result was the same: the Stars were defeated by an eight-point margin, 62-70. The game was Dominican’s highest scoring offensive performance up to that point.

A home game against Trinity International University saw the team’s losing streak continue, as Dominican held their foes to just 62 points. Alas, it would not be enough; the final score was 45-62.

Dominican opened its Northern Athletics Conference play at home against Rockford College on Nov. 28. In the first of a four game series of matchups against NAC opponents the Stars struggled in a 51-63 loss. In the loss, the team shot just 20 percent in the second half, as Rockford College took what had been a close game and pulled away.

Statistics and roster information from www.dustars.com – the official website of the Dominican Stars.