Edwards Named CCAC All-Conference Honorable Mention
Crimson Wave women’s basketball senior Dominique Edwards (Harvey, IL) has been named to the 2013-2014 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Conference Second Team as announced by the league office.
Edwards finished the season ranked ninth in the CCAC in scoring at 16.9 ppg. Edwards scoring average ranks her 42nd in the NAIA Women’s Basketball Division II and her season total of 508 points puts her 31st overall.
Edwards is also 18th in the NAIA in total steals (78) and 22nd in steals per game (2.6). Edwards found herself, 8th in the CCAC and 44th in the NAIA in rebounds per game (8.3) and 38th in the NAIA in total rebounds (250).
The Crimson Wave ended their season 14-16 overall and 6-11 in the CCAC with a quarterfinals loss to Saint Xavier University in Chicago, IL. Edwards was also named CCAC All-Conference Honorable Mention her junior season with the Crimson Wave in 2012-2013.
Ladies End Season at SXU
The Crimson Wave women’s basketball team fell to 5th ranked St. Xavier University on Wednesday night 64-42. It was a tough break for the ladies as they were coming off of a big win over St. Francis University on Monday night.
It was a tough night shooting for CCSJ who only had one player in double digit points. Dominique Edwards led the way with 13 points and 2 steals. Rebecca Dill hit a trio of three’s as she ended the night with 9 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 steals. Senior Crystal Daniels had 8 points, 2 assists, and a steal.
The Crimson Wave will say goodbye to seniors Rebecca Dill, Crystal Daniels, Giacanna Ezell, Loren Oliver, Dominque Edwards, and Rebecca Arrendando. CCSJ finished the season with an overall record of 14-16 after their loss in the quarterfinals of the CCAC Tournament. It was a good season for the ladies who worked hard all year.
Women Take First Round Win
The Crimson Wave women’s basketball team bursted onto the post season with a big win over the University of St. Francis 62-51 on Monday evening. The two teams split the regular season match ups but it was CCSJ who won the third match up. CCSJ was coming into the post season off of a big win over Holy Cross College and that momentum kept going as they move to the CCAC Semi-Final game against St. Xavier University.
Crystal Daniels got things started for the Crimson Wave as she scored the first five points of the game for CCSJ. Rebecca Dill hit back to back three pointers to put CCSJ up 16-9 with 13:13 left to play. The Crimson Wave did a good job of keeping USF at bay as they never allowed them to retake the lead the remainder of the half. USF got within four points with 7:08 left to play but Rebecca Arredondo and Dominique Edwards each had a shot from behind the arc to put CCSJ up by ten points. As the first half came to a close, CCSJ was up 35-27.
The second half saw a fast start from the Crimson Wave as Latoi Merriweather and Dominque Edwards had a couple lay ups. USF seemed to be gearing up for a comeback as they began to fight their way back into the game. With 2:28 left to play, USF got within one point after a pair of free throws from Kaitlyn Ray. On the next possession, Crystal Daniels was fouled where she went one for two from the free throw line. The Crimson Wave defense played hard as they kept USF at 49 as Crystal Daniels scored six unanswered points to put CCSJ up 57-49 with 1:14 left to play. USF now had to foul and Senior Rebecca Dill was flawless from the free throw line late in the game going four out of four. With .23 left to play, Latoi Merriweather finished the game with a free throw that enabled CCSJ to win 62-51.
The Crimson Wave defense produced a staggering 18 steals on the night which was fun to watch. Crystal Daniels led things offensively with 20 points and also led the night with 11 steals as she was all over the court. Rebecca Arredondo contributed 15 points and 3 blocks. Rebecca Dill had 13 points and 2 assists while Dominque Edwards had 11 points with 4 assists.
The Crimson Wave will resume their post season on Wednesday when they travel to Chicago, Illinois to take on St. Xavier University on Wednesday at 5:00pm.