By Caterina Tatti
The FDU women’s basketball team made history, recording its sixth win in a row as they defeated Central Connecticut 62-42 on Jan. 30. This victory marked a 9-1 conference run, the best run the program has ever achieved.
Sophomore forward Chloe Wilson led the team with 22 points and 4 rebounds, graduate student forward Madison Stanley scored 11 points and 4 rebounds and junior guard Aniya Bell logged 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
Sunday’s performance helped Stanley secure another Player of the Week honors, making it two back-to-back. Stanley is playing a key role in the team’s success, averaging 17.4 points and 7.0 rebounds in conference games.
When asked about how she felt about that win and becoming part of FDU’s history, Stanley said “It feels great, it is an honor to be a part of such a hardworking team. It just shows that all our hard work has been paying off and that we need to keep building off of it.”
Wilson, just like Stanley, has played an important role in the season, averaging 15.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per conference game. The Freeport, N.Y. native shared the same enthusiasm as her teammate when talking about the win against Central Connecticut, saying “It felt really cool! We know that the job isn’t done and we have more history to make!”
When asked about this milestone that has been achieved, head coach Angelika Szumilo remains grounded and focused on what is next.
“I am super proud of our team for what they have been able to accomplish so far but there’s still lots of basketball left and they have to continue to stay humble and hungry,” Szumilo said.
Coming up next, the Knights will be facing Saint Francis Brooklyn on the Hackensack on Thursday, Feb. 3. Last time the two teams met was on Jan. 21 when FDU beat Saint Francis, 72-62.
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The Knights women’s basketball team hopes to continue to make history.
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