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Women’s basketball team one step closer to NAC South Division Title

The team's win Feb. 8 improves the Stars to 18-4 overall and 13-2 in the NAC with two regular season contests remaining. Credit: Nicole Foley, Dominican Star

The team's win Feb. 8 improves the Stars to 18-4 overall and 13-2 in the NAC with two regular season contests remaining. Credit: Nicole Foley, Dominican Star

By: Nicole Foley, Contributing Reporter

Dominican’s women’s basketball team pulled off another tremendous win on Feb. 8 against the Rockford College Regents landing them one step closer to the NAC South Division title.

The win over the Regents was Dominican’s 17th of the season, the most wins in the program since the 1993-1994 season according to the dusters website. The Stars now stand at 17-4 on the season and 12-2 in conference play, percentage points behind the North Division’s Concordia Wisconsin and Wisconsin Lutheran for the best record in the NAC.

The first half of the game against the Regent’s was intense with both teams scoring points quickly.  By halftime the DU girls were only up by five points with a score of 28-23.

Both teams came in determined to fight through and win the game, but Dominican once again proved their talent this season.  Gaining only 17 points in the second half, the Regents fell to the Stars; The Stars moved ahead with 32 points to make the final score 60-40.

Beck Christofferson, Katie Budz, and Ashley Oliver led the team in points, each scoring 12 points.   Out of the six baskets Budz made on Tuesday, she led the team in three-pointers making four out of the five she attempted.

GAME UPDATE:

The women’s basketball team clinched the 2010-2011 Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) South Division title, topping the Concordia University Chicago Cougars 78-67 in the Battle of  Division Street.

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