AC Women gear up for SCAC Tournament

After cruising through the SCAC Conference with an 11-1 record, Austin College is looking to accomplish more.

The post-season has arrived for the Austin College Women's Basketball team. After earning a share of the SCAC title, the Roos will be the 2 seed in their conference tournament this weekend after losing a coin flip.

While they are proud of becoming co-champs, the Roos look forward to the possibility of taking home the conference tournament title.

"Obviously we wish we would have beaten Trinity," senior Meghan Lewis said. "So they wouldn't be a part of it. But we're really happy that we got here."

{Michelle Filander}
"Any competitor isn't going to be real happy about sharing anything," AC head coach Michelle Filander said. "You want it all for yourself. I guess the advantage, or the opportunity, is that what we get to do this weekend. And finally say, who's it going to be?"

The Roos have a first round bye, and will start off Saturday in the semifinals. A win there could get them a rematch with top seed Trinity in the conference championship game.

"We're thankful to have it because we've earned it throughout the course of the season," Filander said. "Now, we've got more to go earn. So we just push ahead and look forward."

"It's going to be really competitive," freshman Addison Walling said. "We know how competitive the teams get in this league, and the teams that we could be playing, how aggressive we could play and how aggressive they can play."

{Ally Longaker}
"It's definitely going to be some good games," freshman Ally Longaker said. "We've played all these teams already. It's going to be competitive because everyone is going to want to win and get to the finals."

"It's something we've worked for all season," Lewis said. "It's kind of been a build up. We all knew that if we do play well during the season, and during the preseason, and working out, we would get here."