Windsor Lancers

Thursday, February 25, 2010

An Update from Senior Jenna Peterson & Junior Jackie Smith

Battling Two Opponents - Boston University & Breast Cancer - WBCA PinkZone Game Review

This year there was a twist on my pink day experience. Not only was I a part of the game but I was able to help with the set up and pre game ‘Women in Sports Day’ activities. At the game we had such an incredible crowd, probably one of the biggest we have had all year! Playing in front of a bigger crowd always lifts the atmosphere and makes the game for the players more enjoyable and for the crowd too, I am sure!

I have recently been working with Harold and Laurie in the marketing department as a part of my major. I was asked to help set up and get the gym ready for the pink day activities. Knowing what this day was truly marketing brought a new light upon it.

I know that all the girls knew it was pink day, we had our special uniforms and warm-up shirts, and most of the girls I am sure knew it was fundraising for breast cancer, but being able to help set up the gym and reflect on the true meaning of the day was special. After the game, it was incredible to hear how much money all of our fans were able to raise for the Comprehensive Breast Health Center at St. Francis Hospital.

An added bonus that I was able to enjoy before the game was the Women in Sports Day festivities. A female athlete from each team is selected, and I was chosen from women’s basketball. This recognition was a nice compliment from my coaches and a huge honor for me.

~ Jenna

This afternoon we stepped on the court to battle two different opponents - The Boston University Terriers and breast cancer. It was great to see so many supporters of the cause and our team. We have the greatest fans in the country and it showed today! After a bumpy start, we were able to feed off the crowds’ energy and come away with our 16th straight win.

BU always comes out hard against us and we had some trouble early on the offensive end. Our defense continued to be effective and sparked us offensively. After a very sloppy first half, our post players came out and got some better looks. Once we started knocking down shots we were able to pull away from our long standing rival.

After the game we were given the regular season trophy which was a great feeling. Winning this championship was a big goal of ours, but we are nowhere near satisfied! There is a whole lot of basketball left to play, and many things we still need to improve on. We’re taking it one game at a time, like we have been all year, and continue to have ablast playing together. See you on Saturday!


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