[one_third] The Lady Cyclones tallied up another victory Thursday night against Wabaunsee Community College’s Chiefs, raising their record to 25-2, remaining undefeated in conference. Player number 33 Erin Drynan set the tone of the night putting points on the board at the start and was met with crowd roaring excitement.
The Lady Cyclones kicked off the game with a fierce first quarter ending it with a lead of 22-9. The Chiefs responded with a more aggressive second and increased passing and movement throughout the court. However, the Lady Cyclones’ first quarter momentum helped them remain unfazed, finishing the half leading by ten. Number 20, Michelle Borgen, stood out as a great play maker in the third, racking up a total of 30 points by the end of the game, including 13 points of free throws. The end of the third quarter also consisted of a great deal of teamwork. Borgen fed the ball to number 10 Michelle Dortch several times, helping her towards her 18-point game total. Number 21, Krista Brill also had several steals. Number 24 Taylor McGiles made several rebounds in the third. The ladies ended the quarter strong, out scoring the Chiefs by 12.
Both teams slowed down in the fourth but the audience remained on the edge of their seats waiting to see the final score of the game. The final quarter began with some hard shots that included turn behind the back, in between several players, which made the crowd go wild. Borgen made several plays during this quarter and did a fantastic job during the game. She could not have; however, done this without her teammates. The last couple of minutes of the game kept everyone full of energy as the scores kept bouncing back and forth on the board, and on the court.
The ladies ended their game by running out the clock with a final score of 84-61 with the Cyclones taking the win. According to Head Coach Delwyn Jones, the reason they are successful in a game like this is because “Every night we have an advantage in the post with Erin Drynan, Michelle Borgen, & Ashley Carrol. However, when Diamond Dortch is on attack and Taylor McGiles is being aggressive and hitting outside shots, we become a very tough team to beat.” [/one_third]