By Hadley Montgomery
The Sewanee Tigers Women’s Basketball team took the court Saturday, January 16, against their Southern Athletic Association rival, Centre. The game took place in the Juhan Gymnasium filled with ecstatic fans cheering the Tigers to victory. The Tigers fought hard throughout all four quarters for the eventual win.
The first quarter began with Centre pulling away with a 7-3 lead against Sewanee. Jamie Chauvin (C’16) scored her fifth consecutive point during the first quarter to come within two of the Colonels. At the close of the first quarter, the Colonels and Tigers were tied with 13 points each. Bella Taylor (C’19) began the second quarter with a lay up and a lead for the Tigers. The second quarter consisted of the Colonels and Tigers going back and forth. When the second quarter came to a close, the Sewanee Tigers led by 4 points. Halftime was lively, with the Sewanee Tiger Girls’ performance in Juhan Gymnasium. After the half, the crowd was ready to cheer Sewanee to victory. Sewanee broke away from the Colonels during the third quarter. With twenty-three seconds left in the third, Katie Roth (C’19) hit a three. Thus, the quarter concluded with a 17-point lead over Centre.
The fourth quarter hosted a group of nervous fans as the Colonels began closing the 17 point gap. Their comeback was no match for the mighty Tigers, with a final score of 58-47. Taylor led the Tigers with 15 points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Chauvin scored 14 points and three boards. Katie Wayne (C’19) was another Sewanee player in double figures, finishing with 10 points. At the end of the game, Juhan Gymnasium was filled with screams for the Tiger’s victory.