The University of Mary women's basketball team played three times last week, but the games that will count in the standings begin this weekend. The Marauders dropped those three exhibition games, but those are about learning more than about winning.
"The one thing that I like about our team is our competitiveness I thought we competed really well especially on Friday night against Utah and Saturday for a half against Idaho State. It was clear we ran out of gas in the second half of that game. I think we have a chance. We can play a lot of different people in a lot of different spots. We've got great size. We've got great athleticism so I like the fact that I think our depth has improved this year and I like our ability to play combinations," says head coach Rick Neumann.
It's those combinations that senior McKenzie Foster thinks will help, as this young team gets more playing time together.
"I've noticed first and foremost we have a lot of diversity. We have girls that can really penetrate and kick it to the wings. We have girls that can shoot the three and we have some big posts this year that we haven't had in the previous years like Linda Murray and Sloan Turner that are really going to help us," says senior McKenzie Foster.
The season opener is a doubleheader against South Dakota Mines at the "MAC". The women's game on Saturday is at six o'clock.