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SMC Basketball: Belles hope to break streak at Alma

Tim Singler | Friday, January 29, 2010

Saint Mary’s travels to Alma Saturday in hopes of ending a three-game conference losing streak that has dropped the Belles into a three-way tie for third place in conference standings with Adrian and Olivet.

Despite Alma’s (3-15, MIAA 2-7) poor record, the Belles (10-8, 5-5 MIAA) will need to concentrate heavily on this game and not overlook it.

“Alma is a good team despite their record,” Belles coach Jennifer Henley said. “At this point in the season, there are no easy games. You have to prove yourself as a team every night you compete — especially in this league.”

Saint Mary’s will need to focus on the frontcourt during the game as the Scots’ two top scores are both forwards. That means senior Anna Kammrath and company will need to not allow any second chance points inside the paint or allow too many offensive rebounds.

Saint Mary’s will travel to Alma Saturday for a 3 p.m. tip-off.