Samford Women’s Basketball is holding its own in conference play, currently sitting at 11-11 overall and 5-2 in the SoCon. The Bulldogs are tied for first in the league with the Wofford Terriers and will be looking to gain some separation as the SoCon Tournament approaches.
Samford played Furman Jan. 26 at home in a strong performance that ended in an 81-62 victory for the Bulldogs. Freshman Masyn Marchbanks led the team with 22 points, while SoCon Player of the Year candidate Andrea Bailey added 17. Bailey also had an absurd seven steals, while redshirt freshman Emily Bowman had six blocks to contribute to a stingy defensive effort for the Bulldogs.
On Jan. 28, Samford hosted Wofford in a tight game that ended in a 79-75 loss for the Bulldogs. Redshirt freshman Carly Heidger scored 23 points in the losing effort.
Head Coach Carley Kuhns talked about the recent performances and where she thinks the team is at this point of the season.
“I am really proud of where our team is after the first round of SoCon play. This team has shown tremendous growth and continues to come together.” Kuhns said.
The Bulldogs have a crucial road tilt on the horizon as they travel to face UNC Greensboro and Western Carolina later this week. Then, the team is back home on Feb. 9, where they will face ETSU in the annual Think Pink game.
Staff Writer (Sports)