Chaparral women’s basketball is back on a roll and ready to make a pounce for the second spot in the Continental League. The Wolverines are now 7-3 and with two straight games with more than 65 points and wins that have come off of 25+ point victory margins.
It’s pretty clear that the Wolverines have something to prove with both of the opponents thy just blew out. Needless to say that they have a chip on their shoulder. After December 9th of last year, Chaparral increased to an outstanding 5-0. Undefeated and ranked 3rd in the state, this looked like the team to beat. However, a tough loss to 7-3 Mullen in double overtime sparked a downward spiral that dug this team farther down the Colorado rankings. Maybe it was that odd snow day??? That definitely threw me off.
Two straight losses came after that. A loss to the 9-2 Rampart Rams, who are first in their division, and a 6 point defeat to the 9-2 Poudre Impalas. Whom of which are the 5th best team in the state. Now looking at it, Chaparral lost those 3 games to teams that are over .700 this season. Two of those teams are top in their division.
You’re probably going to hate me for saying this, but new year meant new team. By ending their 3 game skid with a much needed victory against Grand Junction, Chaparral went on to blow out Far Northeast by 53 points! The first win of 2016 which was followed by a 29 point margin win on Friday against Denver East.
Every win since that fault in December has been a statement. The Wolverines are hot once again and playing with a chip on their shoulder. They want to be back on top as they were a month ago. And it looks like they might. The game against Far Northeast shows that this team should be looked at closely. Especially with Rachel Nelson’s eight 3 pointers. The game in Denver East could have been a larger victory but with three players, Margaux Bess, Shelby Hawkins, Rachel Nelson, they came out with an easy win. Despite a record breaking 38 total team fouls. Most by any Chaparral basketball squad.
Now 7-3 and about to play against two teams under .500 before taking on one of the strongest teams in the state in Highlands Ranch whom are the 50th best team in the United States. That game is January, 19th. Watch that game only on CBN.