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Ancilla Lady Chargers Drop Two Games at Waubonsee Classic
 November 5, 2012

AURORA, IL – The Ancilla College women's basketball team began their 2012-2013 season dropping two games at the Waubonsee Classic.  The first game against Parkland Community College ended 35-89 and the second game against the Northwestern University club team finished 41-54.

Coach Beason mentioned, “We knew going into the weekend with only five players it was going to be rough, especially against a high caliber team like Parkland. I was very pleased with the amount of effort we gave throughout the game.” 
Taylor Pope (Richmond, IN) led the way with 16 rebounds and 8 points followed by Hope Wagner (Knox, IN) with 9 rebounds and 13 points.

Beason added, “The first half of both games we were 2-14 from right around the basket.  It’s hard to beat any team shooting like that, let alone some of the really good opponents we are going to face throughout the season.  This weekend gave us a great idea of where we are at and what we need to work on.”

Taylor Pope recorded her first collegiate double-double with 14 rebounds and 10 points, followed by a solid performance from Leah White (New Albany, IN) with 13 rebounds and 7 points and Brittany Himes (Plymouth, IN) with 11 rebounds and 7 points.  Taylor Pope’s work over the weekend finds her in the top 5 nationally for rebounds per game and the effort put in by Hope Wagner got her a seat as an all-tournament team member.

The Lady Chargers will host Bethel JV on November 8th with tipoff at 5p.m.

Ancilla College enrolls 500 students in 17 degree programs ranging from accounting to nursing. It was founded by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ in 1937, and is located 2 miles south of US 30 on Union Road near Plymouth.

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