By Shyneese Walter |Staff Writer|
With the women’s Basketball season more than half way done, the Coyotes have been preparing even harder in order to close the season off strong.
In the women’s most recent loss to Humboldt State, Angela Streets and Eliza Dy answered Coach Becker’s plea for more productivity out of his two stars.
Despite Streets’ racking up a season high 34 points and Dy chipping in with 17 points of her own, the Coyotes still were unable to pull out the victory.
“As a team we shot poorly that night and had 15-plus more field goal attempts than Humboldt and only needed a couple more baskets to win,” said coach Kevin Becker.
“As a team, we had a couple of players play major minutes with no production, which hurt the team,” concluded Becker.
On a positive note, Streets and Dy more than made up from the woeful performance they had a few weeks ago against Cal State Monterey Bay in which they both combined to make a single field goal.
Becker said what worked well that night for both players were their great sense of mixing the offense up, and their willingness to take what the defense gave them, whether it was a drive to the basket or a three- point shot.
At the start of the game Streets was one point short of the reaching 400 points for her career. She was able to reach the 400 point plateau in a big way.
She shot an impressive 12 of 25 from the field, while going 6 of 14 from the three-point line.
Streets is looking to have no regrets at the end of this season.
“This is my last year and I don’t want to leave with any what ifs,” said Streets.
“This year we are younger and not as experienced. I haven’t taken it upon myself to carry the team offensively. I just want to have fun and bring my A-game every chance I get,” Streets concluded.
She has high hopes for the remainder of the season as she expects her team to continue working hard and play every game as if it’s their last.
Becker stressed that Streets is getting great opportunities offensively because it’s within the flow of the offense for the team.
“She is more comfortable knowing her skills this season. She knows when to attack, when to shoot the three, when to screen and how keep the others involved,” said Becker.
Becker hopes that moving forward into future games, Streets realizes that she is a “go-to” player, looks to continue to work hard, and to not take anything for granted.
“The team also needs to recognize when someone is “in the zone” and make sure that she gets the ball when needed,” said Becker.
They’re young, and have a lot to learn, but this determined, feisty group of girls is one we should look forward to watching progress, and make the changes and adjustments necessary to become a force to be reckoned with.