AU women’s basketball gears up for final stretch until March

The Eagles prepare for an exciting postseason, with their last 25-0 season giving them a National Championship appearance


Ethan Jenkins

The Eagles stand holding each others shoulders during the National Anthem at Ohio Dominican.

The Ashland University women’s basketball team has continued to storm through conference play now sitting at a record of 25-0.

The Eagles are winning by an average of nearly 28 points per game and continue to grow leads because of a strong starting group and relentless pressure provided by the bench.

In one of the most recent contests against Ursuline College, the bench provided 44 points, in a 93-56 win on the road in Pepper Pike, Ohio.

Macy Spielman off the bench in that contest scored 8 points on 50% from the field. Macy knows that her contributions to the team are by not trying to do too much and playing her role.

“What I aim to provide personally is just to do my role really well. It’s an honor to contribute while I’m on the court and while I’m off,” said Spielman.

Spielman this season as a returnee in her junior season is averaging 7.7 points per game and is second on the team in free throws made.

Another player off the bench that recently hit a career milestone is Savaya Brockington, scoring her 1,000th career point against Lake Erie College on Feb. 4.

Brockington wants to challenge opposing teams in games, but also challenge her own teammates in practice as well.

“My goals consist of continuing to get the best out of my teammates, and make practice so intense that we are able to accomplish winning a national title at the end of the season,” said Brockington.

Head Coach Kari Pickens utilizes the depth of the team by trying to get everyone involved and wants her team to continue to play unselfish basketball.

“The beauty of this team is we do not have someone who feels like they need to be shooting 15 or more shots a game. They are always going to pass up a good shot for a great shot and that means higher percentage shots across the board,” said Pickens.

The heavy-depth Eagles look to get back to work on Feb. 16, against the Cedarville Yellow Jackets with tip-off set for 5:30 P.M. from Cedarville, Ohio.