Women’s Basketball: Highlanders Wrap up a Historic Regular Season With a Victory

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By Chad Boxley | cboxley@radford.edu

The Radford University women’s basketball team hasn’t lost a game since Jan 10. and they kept that streak going earning a hard-fought, come from behind, victory as they traveled to and defeated Presbyterian College in their final game of the regular season on Saturday, Mar 9.

No team in Big South play can match up with Savannah Felgemacher, Nunley, and Rivers near the basket; they are forces to be reckoned with.This victory extends the current programs consecutive win streak to an exceptional 15 games! The Highlanders finished with an impressive record of (17 – 1) during the Big South conference play, which sets another program record.

Although things didn’t look to be going the way of the Highlanders as they trailed the first three-quarters of the game, they continued to fight and display perseverance which they’ve done so all season long. They never gave up and eventually took their first lead of the game, never looking back after initiating a dominating 15-0 run at the beginning of the 4th quarter.

The Highlanders went on to win the contest 48 to 43!

Coming off of her 12 point and 18 rebounds performance in the Highlander victory over Hampton University on Mar. 6, redshirt junior center Sydney Nunley recorded a double-double scoring 15 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Also, Standout Redshirt junior forward Lydia Rivers earned a double-double recording 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Senior guard Khiana Johnson added 12 points on the day as she played in her final regular season game as a Highlander.

So, what’s next?

Keep all eyes on Senior Destinee Walker as the Highlanders head into the Big South tournament. Walker can dominate from the guard and forward position and is capable of taking over a game at any time.

Rivers continues to show promise as well; she still leads the entire Big South conference with 13 double-doubles on the season.

The Highlanders have displayed impressive gameplay on defense all year, note that they lead the big south conference in defensive rebounding, the numbers don’t lie!

No team in Big South play can match up with Savannah Felgemacher, Nunley, and Rivers near the basket; they are forces to be reckoned with.

The Highlanders have a plethora of weapons and undoubtedly have been using them a lot this season.

Sophomore forward Tina Lindenfield is well-known to get hot from the 3-point range at any time, she displayed that throughout the regular season. Also, freshman guard Makaila Wilson frequently displayed promise throughout the year as she saw a lot of playing time being a first-year player.

Keep up with the Highlanders on Twitter & Instagram at ru_mbb or like Radford Women’s basketball on Facebook as the Highlanders look to prepare for Big South tournament action as their season continues.

Photo Credit: (Chad Boxley | The Tartan – In the Featured Image is of Lydia Rivers)