Playing the fourth game in four days after going 2-1 in the first three games, with wins against Big Bend and Spokane behind strong performances from Neomi Davidson, Whatcom Women’s basketball took on Douglas College, and some players were experiencing fatigue.
“I mean, you know they have tired bodies, and mentally they’re tired,” said head coach Anthony Slater.
Douglas College would win the rebound battle by a total of thirty-one rebounds, and just so happen to get the Orcas on a bad shooting night as Whatcom shot 22.5% from the field. The Orcas were only able to get four three-pointers to fall on the night, but tough defense and timely runs kept them in it throughout. The Orcas went on to lose by a score of 59-48 to fall to 4-4.
Neomi Davidson led the way for the Orcas with 15 points and 16 rebounds. Davidson is averaging 13.4 points and 9.4 rebounds per game so far this season.
“Five games five days, mentally you’ll come out ready to do your thing and if not, you can get beat…it’s early in the season right now…we’re not really worried about wins or losses. Just trying to get prepared for conference play,” said Slater.
After the loss to Douglas College, the Orcas own a record of 4-4 on the season. Their fifth game in five days against Northwest University that was scheduled on Dec. 6th was postponed, so the Orcas get a bit of a break to rest before taking on a tough opponent in the Lane Titans on Dec. 15.