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I came in like a basketball

Skippers start season with success


A victory of over 25 points against Lansing CC on November 2nd started the women’s Skippers basketball team on a high note.

The final score of 72-46 showed that the championship Skippers were back to reclaim their title of MCCAA eastern conference champs.

The Skippers are currently 3-1 in the season and begin with success over Lansing, Mercyhurst, North East, and Vincennes University.

Freshman Ta’Kira Height stated that she is satisfied with the beginning of the season.

We took a loss, but bounced back,” said Height, “it opened our eyes a little bit.”

Height, a transitional guard and forward from Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High in Detroit, is brand new to the college experience.

The fans cheering us on,” said Height in reference to her first home game on November 15th, “it’s a great feeling, and it was a great win.”

Along with a great start to the season, sophomore Sheyna Deans was awarded the NJCAA Division II player of the week.

Deans, a returning guard to the team, averaged 24 points in three games, and over 11 rebounds per game.

When it comes to excelling and capitalizing on the award, Deans said she plans to just “keep working hard and get better.”

It’s going to be easier to get to nationals this year,” said Deans, “we have a special schedule along with special preparations.”

Being her last year, Deans says she has plans of going somewhere to play basketball after the season comes to an end.

I have a lot of people offering, and plan to go somewhere after my last year,” said Deans “I weigh my options, and I want to make a career of it, but I have to have a back up plan.”

Height, Deans, and the rest of the Skippers have a slower month of November and December headed their way with a total of six games for the rest of the year.

In January, nine games await them, all of them being conference rivals.

The Skippers next home game is on Dec. 14 against Grand Rapids Community College.


Brendan Buffa

Sports Editor