Women’s basketball looks for redemption

Chaz Young, Sports Editor

The Hartford Hawks women’s basketball team has been coming out short of winning their first few games of the 2019-2020 season. Despite the losses, the team seems to be stronger than ever and is determined to bring more of a defensive and offensive performance on the court.

The women’s basketball team fell short first to Hofstra back on the 6th of November, in a final score of 43-41. Losing by just two points.The team also loss in a final score of 68-56 against Rhode Island last week. URI came through with a 27-6 run into the second quarter, holding on to a 34-14 lead over the Hawks before concluding on the first half.

During the second half of the game, Rhode Island push its lead further as they extended the lead to 51-31 and then eventually winning the game. The Hartford Hawks women’s basketball team fell to 0-2 on the season, while the URI improves in the season, 2-0. Despite losing the first few games, one player in particular Jada Lucas has succeeded on The University of Hartford women’s basketball team during the last few games.

Junior player Jada Lucas was the highlight of the most recent game, and has shine her way to top of the roster for the 2019-2020 season. Lucas so far is just one few players of the season to be outstanding on the court in the new season. Lucas made a career-high of 21 points in Sunday’s matchup against Rhode Island at the Reich Family Pavilion at UHart. However, Lucas’s performance wasn’t enough to earn to the team the win.

In addition to Lucas, players Charleyye Leurs, Jordan McLemore, Carmen Villalobos and Irene Primo have also been highlighted this semester. Their performances on the court have shown for itself, and they have been the players garning most of the points scored during the live games. On the other hand, the team has a chance at redemption, as they faced Providence later this week.

The team will host Providence in their third game of the season, which will kick-off at the Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion at the University of Hartford. The team is hoping to have a major comeback in the next few games, as they look to improve their overall record on the season.

The Hartford Hawks will be returning to the courts this weekend, as they faced and battle UMass in Amherst, Massachusetts. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3 and will commence at 2:00 pm at the Mullins Center this Sunday. The weather is set to be a cold but mild day in the state, so dress warmed-up as the Fall season slowly turns to winter.

Through the woman’s first two games, the team has allowed opponents to score 55.5 ppg, which is currently ranking first in the America East. The Hawks have just started their run in the basketball season, with hopes of making the NCAA games set to take place in the Spring 2020. However, the team will have to win a certain amount of games in order to clinch a spot in the series.