LEX 18 — It’s been a year to remember for the Transylvania Women’s Basketball team. With the regular season now in the rear view mirror, the Pioneers are hoping to build off of their momentum heading into the post season.
“This has been an absolutely awesome season,” said Transy Women’s Basketball Coach Juli Fulks. “We have such a great group of women. they work hard, they show up, they’re ready for any challenge.”
“It’s actually been pretty fun,” said Transy Senior Guard Taylor Jackson. “I knew we were a special team but I definitely didn’t think we’d be making this much noise as we have this year.
The Pioneers are one of the hotter teams in the nation. They’re currently on an 18-game winning streak, which is the longest in program history.
So when a team is able to put together a run like that, not to mention entering the post-season with a 23-2 record, there are certain things they do very well.
The Pioneers are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc this season, ranking fifth in the entire country. However, they’ve made the most three-pointers in the country with 280.
“We really work hard not to die by it,” laughed Fulks after being asked if her team lives or dies by the three. “Everything we do is to make sure when there’s a night that we can’t score from the outside, we’re prepared, and we’ve had some of those games.”
These next games will have higher stakes. After winning the HCAC for the first time in four seasons, the Pioneers will host during their games of the conference tournament.
After that, a pretty much locked up spot in the NCAA Tournament.
“Coach Fulks always says in the locker room ‘we have to win the next game, just one more,'” said Transy Senior Guard Celia Kline, the programs all-time leading three-point shooter. “I think that is a goal of ours, to keep winning, but we don’t necessarily look at it as ‘we want to get to the National Championship,’ we just one to win one more game.”
Transy’s first HCAC Tournament contest will be against Defiance at 6 pm at the Beck Center. If they advance, they will play again Saturday at 5pm.