Lima, OH – The Barons Women’s basketball team continues to improve, despite struggling to break through with the big win lately. The past three weeks, when bad weather hasn’t interfered, the Barons have been playing some of the top teams in the ORCC this year. In every game, the Barons have pushed their opponent to the limit, but still have dropped 5 of their last 6, by deficits never greater than 12 points.
When we asked Coach Sensabaugh about the OT win over KSU Tuscarawas as well as these tough losses, his reply was, “The Kent State game is when I think we started to believe in ourselves. Then, in the MU Middletown game, we showed some of that same intensity, but couldn’t find a way to finish strong. We only shot 17/34 foul shots that night, which was definitely the difference in winning and losing. Later was MU Hamilton, a team that beat us by 41 early in the season, but this time we led most of the game, only falling behind late after losing our top scorer, Dionna Hurley to foul trouble with about 9 minutes left in the game.” Clearly, these efforts show that the team has improved throughout this season.
We followed up with one more question for Coach Sensabaugh, about where he sees his team currently, at the end of their regular season. “It is really hard to play with only 6 or sometimes 7 ladies. I believe though, they know now that when they play with intensity, they can compete with any team.”
The Barons will take on KSU Tuscarawas in their first round matchup in the Ohio Regional Campus Tournament on the campus of OU Lancaster at 3:00, Saturday February 15th.