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Women’s basketball players reach 1,000 point milestone

Senior Maddie Maloney (left) and senior Maddie Barrie (right) celebrate scoring 1000 points in their career. Vanguard Photographer | Justin Kruskie

SVSU women’s basketball had team split two games at home over the weekend. The games move the team to 16-10 overall and 11-8 in the GLIAC.

The team opened the weekend on Thursday with a win over Davenport University, 65-57.

Senior Maddie Barrie and senior Maddie Maloney each scored the 1,000th point of their careers during the second half of the game.

SVSU had 28 points in fastbreaks, shot 22-of-56 from the field and outrebounded Davenport.

Junior Kaitlyn Zarycki was the leading scorer for the Cardinals with 18 points.

Maloney added 16 points and Barrie 11.

Junior Tori DePerry led the team with nine rebounds.

The game started off slow for both teams until Maloney came in with a three-pointer giving the Cardinals the lead.

At the end of the first quarter, SVSU led 16-7.

SVSU continued the lead in the second quarter, but Davenport began chipping away.

At the half, SVSU led 27-21 and continued this lead into the third.

Zarycki hit a layup to make the lead 44-39 at the third.

Maloney reached her 1,000th point with 6:48 left in the game, scoring two more three-pointers later.

With one minute left in the game Barrie was fouled. She hit her first free throw which brought her to 1,000 career points.

SVSU lost their second game of the week to Grand Valley State University on Saturday going 56-49.

Zarycki lead the Cardinals for points and rebounds, with 21 and seven respectfully.

The game started out slow with the teams going back and forth until Zarycki hit a three-pointer at 7:34 giving the Cardinals a five-point lead.

The team had six steals and went nine of 12 in free throws compared to Grand Valley’s seven of 12.

Grand Valley made up the deficit and tied the game at 8-8 with 5:58 left in the first quarter.

The quarter finished out with the Cardinals down at 17-14.

Grand Valley held the lead in the second quarter and at the half, the Cardinals were down 32-21.

The Cardinals spent the third quarter attempting to catch up to Grand Valley but could never quite reach.

The third quarter finished with SVSU down 45-36.

The fourth quarter started out slow but kicked up with a three-pointer from Maloney and a jump shot from Zarycki, bringing the score to 47-41.

With 2:58 left on the clock, DePerry made a free throw putting the Cardinals down three at 52-49.

Grand Valley came back after the free throws and the Cardinals couldn’t keep their pace, giving Grand Valley the victory at 56-49.

Saturdays game concludes the team’s regular season.

Next, the Cardinals will compete in the GLIAC Tournament from March 2-6 in Big Rapids.

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