Lady Skippers: Playoff bound

Garrett Gavin

Staff Writer

The SC4 women’s basketball team has enjoyed a great deal of success this season, finishing the regular season with a 20-7 record and the number two seed in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association East District Tournament.

When asked why she felt they have played so well, Coach Carrie Lohr pointed to team chemistry as one of the most important elements.

“This team has really jelled together from the first day I brought them all together on campus in late August,” Lohr said. “They have been willing to push one another and support one another through the peaks and valleys of the season.”

The Lady Skippers have had some very impressive wins this year, but Lohr believes that the best game they have played this year actually came in a losing effort.

“Honestly, one of the best games we played this season was a loss to Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI,” said Lohr. “We played rock solid, everyone. We lost by four points and Schoolcraft has consistently been a nationally ranked powerhouse all season and have spent a majority of the time ranked number one nationally.”

The district playoff will be held March 5 to 7 at Owens Community College in Owens, Ohio, with the winner advancing to the National Championship tournament.

SC4 will face Delta College on March 5 at 3 p.m., a team they have defeated twice so far this season.  As with any team going into the playoffs, the Skippers know they will have to play even better if they want to advance.

“Our focus is on defensive intensity,” Lohr said. “We must play for the full 40 minutes. We are a better team when we do just that. At this point in the play-off, we are facing a higher seed tonight in Schoolcraft College. The reminder here is we are the underdog. We have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. We need to go for it.”

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