The Clarke University women’s basketball team can move into second place in the Midwest Collegiate Conference race with a Wednesday night victory at Saint Ambrose. The Crusaders are 6-3 in the league race after a victory over league leading Grand View.
Clarke coach Don Adams says it was a great win after stumbling against Mt. Mercy. The Crusaders dropped the first matchup to Saint Ambrose 69-68 in Dubuque back on January 14th. Adams says that game came down to the final seconds as they didn’t get the rebound on a missed free throw and ended up with the loss.
Adams says the key for his team down the stretch will be giving consistent effort. He says they played hard against Mt. Mercy, but didn’t play inspired and he says you have to play that way consistently to be successful.
Adams says the Crusaders are led by junior guard Breland Prochaska who is averaging nearly 14 points per game. “She just brings it every second that she is on the floor, she just plays so hard all the time and she elevates the level of the people around her…and when she is playing well, we are going to be a tough team to beat,” Adams says.
Saint Ambrose is 6-2 in the MCC.