The Women’s Basketball team lost to St. Mary’s College on Saturday, Feb. 19 in their final game of the season.
The two seniors honored for senior day were Courtney Kaplan and Michelle Maiuri who were given bouquets and walked out to half court with their parents where they were greeted by AD Kristen Smith. Also for the game, the starters threw t-shirts into the crowd as the starting line-up was read.
The game kicked off with Kalamazoo taking an early lead and leading by as many as six points at one time. They stayed strong but with .04 seconds left on the clock before the half, a Belle was fouled by Kaplan beyond the arc. She sank all three free throws to tie the game up at 39.
In the second half, it was St. Mary’s who got out to an early lead, and with a 14-3 run, kept Kalamazoo out of striking distance for the rest of the game.
Kalamazoo shot better from the field than St. Mary’s, but the Belles made 23-27 free throws while the Hornets only had 5-11. The first six fouls of the first half were shooting fouls for St. Mary’s which were all made; this is what kept them in the game for the first 20 minutes.
Both seniors had an outstanding final game at home, with Kaplan leading the Hornets scoring six three-pointers, tallying a total 20 points and snagging seven rebounds while Maiuri scored 13 points and also snagging seven.