Lady Bulldogs: Almost There with Bianca Lee
By Jovan Bland
The women's basketball team had a great season this year, gaining a national ranking as well as earning a spot as one of the CIAA conference elite teams. Yes, our mighty Lady Bulldogs suffered a tough loss in the conference tournament held in North Carolina, but that does not change the fact that they have proven their worth as one of the better teams in Division II women's basketball.
Senior guard Bianca Lee spoke to The Spectrum about the tournament and the season as a whole. She let it be known to all that the Lady Bulldogs have always left it all on the court, no matter the opponent or the outcome.
The Spectrum: First off, I think it's necessary (on behalf of the entire university) to say that the entire team played excellently the entire season
Lee: Thank you!
The Spectrum: As of late, a lot of students and student athletes are still getting over the tough loss in the CIAAs - how do you feel about your overall performance and the overall performance of your teammates?
Lee: I feel that I performed to the best of my ability throughout the tournament. As a team we could have put on a better performance in the championship game. Our shooting percentages were down and we were not making shots that we would normally make. The game did not go our way this time, but I am proud of each and every one of my teammates.
The Spectrum: Do you feel the Lady Bulldogs left everything on the court?
Lee: I feel as though we gave everything we had left in us. Our shots were not falling and we got out rebounded, so there goes the ball game.
The Spectrum: What are your views on the turnout of the season in general?
Lee: I think the season went OK, but it could have been better. We lost to teams that we should not have lost to which kept us from winning the Eastern Division Championship. We did make it to the CIAA tournament championship, but we lost again (two consecutive years).
The Spectrum: Being a top-scorer, did you ever feel pressured to perform game in and game out?
Lee: Not only as one of the top-scorers, but also as a senior there was pressure on me. I put the most pressure on myself to perform game in and game out. I just had to clear my mind to perform to the best of my ability by taking one game at a time.
The Spectrum: How has the program grown over the span of your career?
Lee: Over the past three years I have been here the program has done some good things. My sophomore and junior year we won Eastern Division Championships. This past season we were ranked No. 1 in the nation at one point. Also throughout my season we were ranked numerous of times in our region.
The Spectrum: Were you able to achieve any of your goals that you set since stepping onto the court for the first time?
Lee: Yes! I was able to achieve some of my goals such as division championship and three-time all-conference player. I feel I did well.
The Spectrum: Seeing the talent that the our ladies possess, how do you feel about the direction of our Lady Bulldogs going into next season?
Lee: I feel that the Lady Bulldogs are only going to do better next season. They can learn from this past season and progress. I wish them the best of luck.