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Coach Pushing For A Home Court Win

1385524_702359743127466_699546029_nCMU Head Coach Joe DiCurzio has no shortage of experience coaching in our province. With his Women’s Basketball squad poised to host their conference home opener on Wednesday night versus Providence at 6 pm, the first-year coach has pushed his Blazers to be at their best and to play an up-tempo, entertaining brand of basketball when they take to the court.

Fourth-year forward Kathleen McCullough is close to a return after being sidelined for the past 4 weeks with an ankle injury. She is looking forward to playing for DiCurzio and believes that his philosophy on the court will bring wins this season. “We are really being pushed to understand how to move off the ball on offense,” she explains, “he is pushing us to be quick on our feet and to always be there to help each other. He wants us to be aggressive, controlled, and constantly moving on defense and offense.”

1375971_702359153127525_286076328_nIn their season opening loss last Saturday night to the Rebels at RRC, CMU rebounded in the second-half after a slow start, climbed to within three-points of the defending champions, but saw the game slip away from them in the final minutes, ending 64-52.

Returning team-leader Hannah Prowse (above) paced the Blazers with 17 points in Saturday’s loss, but expects her team to be excited and ready for Wednesday night’s tip-off with the Pilots. “We didn’t get into the game on Saturday with enough intensity,” she said, “we are going to come out intense and mentally ready to play a full four quarters strong. We want to be the team that gets the lead right away instead of playing catch up.”

The Blazers travel to North Dakota this weekend to participate in the Kevin Thom Classic at Dakota College-Bottineau, playing games Friday evening at 6 pm and Saturday morning at 10 am.



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