Edwards Named CCAC Honorable Mention
Crimson Wave women’s basketball player junior Dominique Edwards
has been named CCAC All-Conference Honorable Mention for her performances this season.
Edwards averaged 11.5 ppg this season while grabbing 6.8 rpg. Edwards ended the year with 323 points and 189 rebounds for the season. Overall Edwards ranked 16th in the CCAC in points per game and 11th in rebounds per game. Edwards tallied six double double’s for the season and had a game high 26 points against Purdue Calumet. Edward’s grabbed 17 rebounds in the Crimson Wave’s first match up of the season against Roosevelt University, her season high.
The Crimson Wave finished the season 10-21 overall exiting the CCAC tournament in the second round to the first seeded Roosevelt University Lakers in the final seconds, 62-60.
Ladies End Season in Final Seconds Against #1 Lakers
Karina Robinson scored 26 points as the Crimson Wave ended their season in the final seconds of the CCAC Tournament tonight against the first seeded Roosevelt University Lakers, 62-60, on the road.
The Crimson Wave fell behind by 11 after the first fourteen minutes of play. Three Rebecca Dill threes and a bucket from Robinson tied the game at 26 with just over two minutes remaining in the half. A 6-2 run to end the half gave CCSJ a 32-30 lead at the break over the first seeded Lakers.
The second half seemed to replicate the first. With just under six minutes remaining in play the Crimson Wave found themselves trailing by 12. Back to back buckets form Dominique Edwards followed by a short range Jennifer Walton jumper brought CCSJ within six.
Another Edwards layup and Robinson three cut the deficit to one 59-58. A CCSJ foul sent the Laker’s Casey Davis to the free throw line for a pair with just 54 seconds left in play. Davis sunk both free throws to give Roosevelt a 61-58 advantage.
With 42 seconds left Edwards forced a Laker foul to give her a chance at two free throws for CCSJ. Edwards hit both cutting the Laker lead to one, 61-60. With 13 seconds remaining CCSJ sent Roosevelt’s Jennie Van Hook to the free throw line where she split leaving CCSJ down 62-60.
With less than 10 seconds left in play Robinson missed a jumper off the class, with Walton rebounding for a second chance to tie. Walton’s ball fell just off the side of the rim as the buzzer sounded giving Roosevelt the win 62-60.
Edwards grabbed 15 points and 13 rebounds in the effort while teammate Dill grabbed 9 points and 11 rebounds for CCSJ.
The Crimson Wave end their season 10-21.
Defense Stops Saints For CCAC Tournament Win
The Crimson Wave women’s basketball team grabbed an opening round win in the CCAC tournament over the Holy Cross College Saints, 51-40, behind 28 combined points from Jennifer Walton and Karina Robinson.
The Crimson Wave found themselves with a three point lead with just over eleven minutes to play in the first half when Raven Philips connected on short jumper to put CCSJ up 8-5. With 6:09 left Walton buried a shot from the wing to keep the CCSJ lead at three, 18-15. The Saints would answer back and by the end of the half CCSJ carried a 25-24 lead into the break.
Throughout the first four minutes of the second half the Saint built a five point lead. Robinson converted a three point play with thirteen minutes left in play to cut the Saints lead to two. Over the next two minutes Robinson would go 3-4 from charity stripe to give CCSJ a one point lead 34-33, at the 11:47 mark.
Over the next six minutes of play the Crimson Wave built a seven point lead, 43-36, behind five straight points from Dominique Edwards. The Crimson Wave defense would take over take over allowing the Saints to score only four points for the remainder of the game. CCSJ would score another eight points of their own taking the victory 51-40.
Walton and Robinson scored 14 points each while teammate Edwards added 12. Rebecca Dill added 9 rebounds in the win.
The Crimson Wave now 10-20 overall will travel to Chicago, IL on Wednesday February 20th to face the tournaments number one seeded Roosevelt University for a 5:30 pm match up.