Rough Start Lands Pierce in Last Place of the West

January 25, 2017

Coming into the 2016-17 season, there was a lot of hype for the Raiders women’s basketball team. Pierce started the preseason struggling but began to develop a rhythm on defense. The Raiders end the preseason with a record of 0-12.

Pierce’s offense has not had much success the last six weeks with their best score being 49 in a 40-point loss to Whatcom. The Raiders top performance of the season to this point was a battle against Linn-Benton where they put up a season high 60 points but couldn’t get the win. Fellow student Sean Phillips had a positive vibe for the group. “They are doing a great job of spreading ball around the court. It will serve them well in the future.” The offense is second to last in the NWAC averaging 47.6 points per game.

The Raiders had their first game of the regular season on Jan. 12th against the Red Devils of Lower Columbia. Lower Columbia outscored Pierce in the first half 45-16 and continued their dominance until the clock hit 0:00. With a final score of 92-42, the Raiders lost by more points than they scored.

Manuel Cuadrado has one question for the team “How bad do you really want that first win and how do you want to be remembered.”

The Raiders play their cross-town rival TCC Titans on Jan. 25th at home with a 6 pm tip off. This is a match-up both teams look forward to each year. With most of their games left on the schedule the Raiders still have a chance to earn a playoff berth.

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