The Calvary women’s basketball team continued their January marathon at home Friday night as they welcomed the Cottey College Comets to the Pyramid. The first quarter was quite close as both teams were feeling each other out. The Warriors did start to pull away in the second quarter by holding the Comets to just six points. The Warriors went into halftime with a 39-21 lead and then went on to finish with a well played victory over the NAIA Comets 67-56.
At the start of the second half, Cottey was able to start chipping away at the Warriors 18 point lead with second chance points under the basket. Cottey came to within five points of the Warriors with four minutes to go in the game. Tori Stahr, Taylor Hunter, and Anna Holloway led the Warriors down the stretch with some clutch shooting that assured the 11 point victory. “We have had a rough week with injuries and sickness but these girls put all of it aside and became competitors tonight,” said Coach Tressa Shoemaker. “Holding Cottey to six points in the 2nd quarter to get that 18 point lead was big for us. I’m really happy with how we played overall. We have lots to work on, but also a lot of positives to take away.”
The Lady Warriors are now 12-2 and will see their next action Thursday night as the team will welcome Union College at 6 p.m.