The Koalas find themselves in a desperate situation. After suffering another loss at the hands of Tennessee Wesleyan, the Koalas find themselves on the outskirts of the conference tournament. Their current record sits at 6-14 and 5-12 for conference play. Although things look to be out of reach there is still a chance that the Koalas could make the playoffs. It is going to take a tremendous effort from the ladies and a little bit of luck to pull it off, but it is possible.
In last nights game, the Koalas had to play without Head Coach James Black for a while, who suffered an injury during the game. Although he was able to return to the game, by the time he took over, the game was out of reach. Even with the team being down by 25 in the 3rd quarter they still continued to fight. Outscoring TWU in the 4th quarter 21-12 the ladies brought the game within 13 points by the end. That effort shows how far the team has come along and also shows the fight that they have displayed all season as a group and how good this team really could be.
Leading the scoring for the Koalas was Junior Jenesai Mohammed. She dropped 12 points, and hauled in 4 rebounds. Closely following with 10 points and 9 rebounds was fellow Junior Morgan Varn with a solid game, and also Sophomore Denijah Johnson with 9 points and 14 rebounds, which is a new career high for rebounds in a game.
Other contributors included Williams, Kinard, Sherrill, Hawes, and Ferguson.
If the Koalas can somehow pull it all together, get in sync and go 4-1 in the next 5 games, they could very well find themselves right back in the mix to make the tournament. That journey begins this Saturday as the Koalas travel down the street to visit rival Allen University. Tip off is at 2pm.