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Women’s basketball heads into playoffs with strong win

Sage Shuster-Wright
Senior Katie Galligan attempts to steal the ball from the Wentworth Leopards.

The only hearts broken this Valentine’s Day were the hearts of the Wentworth Institute of Technology Leopards. This past Tuesday, February 14, the Hawks hosted Wentworth for their last home game before entering the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) playoffs.

Before tipoff, the team’s seniors Caroline Elie and Katie Galligan were recognized for senior day. Both Elie and Galligan joined the team their sophomore year, due to their freshman year season being canceled due to COVID-19. Galligan broke 1,000 points scored in her college career this season.

The game was competitive as soon as the clock started. The Hawks and Leopards fought point for point but RWU outscored Wentworth and finished the first quarter, 15-12.

After the break, the teams came out hot and the quarter was again back-and-forth points with the Hawks scoring 12 points and the Leopards scoring 8 points.

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However, the game began to shift after halftime. The Hawks took control and scored another 15 points in the third quarter and 22 points in the last quarter. The final was a victory for RWU with a score of 64-39.

The top scorers of the game were Galligan with 16 points, Sophomore Sophia Coppola with 12 points, Freshman Meg Qualey with 9 points, and Freshman Lilli Clark with 6 points.

Finishing their regular season with a record of 16 wins and 4 losses, RWU heads into the playoffs as the third-ranked team in the CCC. The women’s first game will be at home against Nichols College, the sixth-ranked team in the CCC.

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Sage Shuster-Wright, Herald Photographer
Sage is currently a freshmen at Roger, in her first year with the Hawks' Herald. She is a double major in Educational Studies and Psychology, with the plan to become an Early Childhood Teacher. She is also apart of the Photography and Outing clubs.

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