By BRIAN LESTER
It has been a heck of a run for the University of Findlay women’s basketball team.
The Oilers wrapped up a remarkable two-month stretch with a 73-61 win over Hillsdale College on Saturday afternoon, a win that puts the final touch on a 15-1 run since January began.
Findlay is ranked No. 19 at the moment and is likely to rise again in the poll on Tuesday. Winning hasn’t always been a thing of beauty, but in the end, the Oilers have found a way to succeed.
This is a team that is very tight-knit and has tremendous chemistry and an easy-going attitude. It is a team that is also serious when it comes to game day and it’s why it has put itself in a position to be the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament, which begins Wednesday night against Saginaw Valley State at Croy Gymnasium.
The Oilers are not only playing for the first GLIAC tourney title in program history, but they are hoping to nail down the second seed in the NCAA Division II tournament.
This team made it its mission to do something special this year, and so far, the Oilers have accomplished quite a bit.
But they still have a desire for more success. Findlay doesn’t want to be satisfied with having a great regular season. It wants all of this work it has put in since November to translate into postseason success.
Anything is possible in March, and the Oilers seem ready for the challenges that await them.
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