Women’s basketball tops league

Halfway through BC women’s basketball season, the Lady Bulldogs are on top and aiming to stay there. With at least six games to go and the Northwest Association of Community Colleges Tournament March 1-4 they’ve got a little while left.

On Jan.22, the girls lost their first game to Skagit Valley, which totaled out at 62-59.

This time last year, the girls’ record was 5-2, and they were in second place. Currently, they are 6-1 and in first, so already they have improved their league record  compared to last year.

With a new season, they’ve improved since last year.

“This team is stronger this year because we have more depth on the roster,  and on any given night a different bunch of players can step up and make an impact on a game. We don’t have to rely on one or two players to do it all for us, we have a bunch of players that can and do contribute,” said Eggers.

Jeremy Eggers, head coach for the BC women’s basketball team, has had a goal set for the girls since the season started.

“The main goal for this team is to win the North Division title again this year and place better than fifth place at the NWAACC Tournament like we did last year,” said Eggers.

In order to prepare for the season and the upcoming NWAACC Tournament, the team trains from 4-6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with league games every Wednesday and Saturday. Long story short, the BC women’s basketball team is very busy.

Maddison Rankin, one of the BC women’s basketball team captains, states that leading and helping the team is her favorite part about being a captain, and for this year, her personal goal is to take first at NWAACC.

With six league games left, the girls have to be in the top four of the North Division in order to qualify to play in the NWAACC Tournament.

All records aside, Eggers said that coaching this specific team is enjoyable because of “how much fun they are to be around.” In addition to that, Eggers stated that they are a lively group of ladies who are working hard and having a good time doing it.

For those interested in cheering the BC women’s basketball team to victory, the upcoming home games are Feb. 12 against Edmonds at 5:00 p.m., Feb. 19 against Skagit at 1:00 p.m. and Feb. 23 against Peninsula at 4:00 p.m.