McCormick Sisters Continue Solid Play For Red Hawks
Heuvelton's sister combination of senior Paige McCormick and Madison McCormick continued to play lead roles for the Roberts Wesleyan Women's Basketball team which went 1-2 in recent action against tough opponents.
The Red Hawks split a weekend at St. Thomas Aquinas winning 68-64 and dropping a 60-57 decision. On Wednesday Daemen College remained unbeaten in East Coast Conference play with a 58-42 victory.
Hawks Split Vs Aquinas: The Redhawks traveled to St. Thomas Aquinas College over the weekend to compete against the Spartans twice in two days. Mental toughness and solid bench play were key contributors to the Redhawks' third win of the season, beating the Spartans 68-64.
Freshman Georgia Haverlock was the leading scorer for the Redhawks, recording 15 points, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds. Tayn Wilson put up her first double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Senior Paige McCormick of Heuvelton completed the trio of double-digit scorers with 13 points and 8 rebounds.
The Redhawks returned 24 hours later to face off against the Spartans in another ECC match-up on Sunday. This time STAC ended up on top after another close, back-and-forth contest 60-57.
The Spartans outscored the Redhawks 25-10 in the fourth quarter, closing the lead and pulling ahead with less than a minute left in the game. STAC also forced 23 turnovers by the Redhawks compared to their 10.
Daemen 58 - Roberts Wesleyan 42: On Wednesday the Red Hawks rendered a stern defensive effort against nationally ranked Daemen College. The Hawks limited Daemen to a 20-55 shooting night with just six conversions on 23 three-point shots. Daemen prevailed with a constrictive defensive effort allowing RW just 16-56 shooting which included 3-19 from three-point range.
Tiara Fihel led Daemen (7-1, 5-0 ECC) with 13 points and Dimitra Gkizani led the Red Hawks (3-6, 1-4 ECC) with 13 points followed Heuvelton's sister combination of Paige McCormick with 11 points, five rebounds and two assists and Madison McCormick with seven points.
The Red Hawks will look to bounce back tonight against D'Youville.