Tigers WNIT Run Halted by Drexel but Hopes Raised for Future of Program
First year Auburn Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy brought a winning attitude to Women’s Basketball.
The hot shooting Auburn Women’s Basketball Team that easily handled their first three opponents in the WNIT – suddenly went cold this evening in the quarter-finals. The Tigers shot only 15 percent in the first half and fell behind Drexel 30-12 at the break.
Auburn shooting improved in the second half with the Tigers actually outscoring Drexel 31-26 but it was too little too late, as they fell to the Dragons 56-43.
The home loss was a sad way for the seniors to finish out their careers.
But these ladies bought into first year coach Terri Williams-Flournoy’s style of play and did Auburn proud by making it to the fourth round of the tournament.
Some counted the Tigers out during a losing streak midway through the season. Yet they didn’t give up on their coach or on each other and with true Auburn Spirit fought hard to get back on track.
Coach Williams-Flournoy said, “When we had our eight-game losing streak they could have just taken a dive. They could have said the season was done and given up. That is not what they did. They came back and played extremely hard.”
The Tigers finished up the season 19-15 including a deep run into the WNIT. Today’s loss may have been a sad moment for the Tigers but it was also an encouraging one, because now these Tigers have laid a strong foundation for the future.
War Eagle ladies!