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Kammrath has big night in victory

Timothy Singler | Thursday, February 18, 2010

Despite all of the outside distractions for the game Wednesday night, Saint Mary’s won handily against Olivet 79-59 after some record-setting rebounding.

Senior forward Anna Kammrath set the College record for the most rebounds in school history. Kammrath entered the game 11 rebounds short of the record and finished the game with 12 to break the record.

“This was big, this was Anna’s night,” Belles coach Jennifer Henley said. “It is nice to do it at home.”

Kammrath had a spectacular game on a very special night. Since this was senior night for Saint Mary’s, all of the seniors on the team had an evening to celebrate their four-year careers. As Kammrath is the only senior on the team, it essentially became “Anna’s Night.”

She did not disappoint, shooting 8-14 with 18 points and her record-clinching 12 rebounds. Kammrath recorded her 15th double-double of her career, and her dominant offensive production provided the necessary spark for the Belles, Henley said.

“We typically never relied on her scoring in her career,” Henley said.
Kammrath was not the only Belles’ player to produce big numbers during the game. Sophomore Jessica Centa matched Kammrath in scoring as she also added 18 points for the Belles.

This was all-around big win for Saint Mary’s against Olivet. The Belles need to continue to win as only three games separated five teams in the MIAA; if the team falls far enough in the standings, it could end up without home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

The Belles look to end the regular season on a high note as they have one final game remaining before heading into the MIAA playoffs.

“This [win] gives us a lot of momentum,” Henley said.

Saint Mary’s looks to continue that momentum as they travel to Albion on Saturday for a 3 p.m. matchup.