On the first weekend of January, the women’s basketball team won two games in a row for the first time since joining the Cascade Collegiate Conference in 2015. Their first conference win for this winter season was 71-61 against Multnomah University and 44-37 against Warner Pacific University the following night.
Chariah Daniels, junior civil engineering major, transferred to Walla Walla University this year and led the team with a double double against Multnomah. She reached double digits in two of the five main statistical basketball categories by scoring 15 points and getting 14 rebounds for the Wolves.
“Coming to Walla Walla meant that I'd be able to be a part of a great basketball team as well as a great engineering program. My favorite part about the season, and basketball in general, is every time I get to step on the court with my teammates I feel just as happy as I did the first time I played,” said Daniels.
With several seniors this year, the team is looking forward to giving their all for a successful season. Tony Nakashima, head coach, said, “I’m just so proud of this team and all the hard work they put in. They are such a great group of ladies and are fun to coach. Friday’s game was such a team effort, everyone contributed, and we had some really big plays from multiple girls.”
The team’s goals for the rest of the season is to continue making history and win more games in the second half of the season than they did the first. “I believe that we will accomplish that goal and have fun while doing it,” said Daniels.
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Posted on January 18, 2023.