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Weather forces postponement

Bobby Griffin | Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Saint Mary’s was supposed to travel to Albion Tuesday night for an MIAA league game, but Mother Nature seemed to have other plans. Albion College, located in Albion, Mich., was hit with the same snowstorm seen in South Bend, and the match-up between Saint Mary’s and Albion was cancelled. A game that was supposed to tip off at 7p.m. Tuesday night will now take place tonight at 5:30pm. The Belles, who found out about the cancellation this morning, were not all that surprised. “We kinda figured,” junior Emily Creachbaum said. The Belles used the postponed game to their advantage, practicing Tuesday evening to better prepare for the Albion squad (14-4) who earlier this year defeated the Belles 51-40 on Saint Mary’s home court.”We worked on the press break,” Creachbaum said. “We got some shots up.”Nothing about the cancellation changed the Belles’ attitude going into tomorrow night. The Belles are still coming off a solid win against Tri-State. They will look to continue to play the good basketball that has been characteristic of late. “We have to play our game and finish our shots,” Creachbaum said. “We have been working hard, [but we haven’t been] winning.”The Belles are looking to change that tonight and gather some momentum to finish out the rest of the season. Back to back wins would be something the Belles have not seen since Dec. 12 and Dec. 5 when they defeated Andrews and Illinois College. The Belles looked dominant in those wins, beating Andrews 72-26 and Illinois College 82-67.”I think if we get a win [against] Albion, our confidence will go up,” Creachbaum said. “I know we can beat these teams.”This positive attitude will be important if the Belles are to escape with an upset win tomorrow night. Albion has been tough all season, especially at home where they are 7-1. Saint Mary’s, on the other hand, is 2-6 on the road.Coming off a 26-point, 10-rebound game against Tri-State, Creachbaum’s continued solid play will be important for the Belles. This, combined with a minimum amount of turnovers, could spell an upset road win for Saint Mary’s.