The USD Coyotes (17-3, 6-1 Summit) eased their way to a victory over the Fort Wayne Mastodons (3-16, 0-6 Summit) at home on Wednesday night.
The Coyotes extended their win streak to four in a row Wednesday night with notable contributions from sophomore guard Allison Arens, who scored 18 points, and senior center Abigail Fogg, who scored 15 points.
Freshman guard Madison McKeever lead the scoring charts with 19 points.
Consistent defense by the Coyotes held Fort Wayne to just 59 points in the game to continue their recent dominance of allowing less than 60 points in each of the last three games.
“It was a great start to the home stand,” Fogg said. “You can’t beat the fan support when we play at home.”
The team looks forward to carrying the momentum into their next big matchup against North Dakota State University, who already has a victory over the Coyotes in a previous encounter this season.
“I think they have played with more urgency and better defensively since the last time we played NDSU,” said head Coyote coach Dawn Plitzuweit.
Plitzuweit praised the way her team strives to be better each game.
“We are always building and focused on the process,” she said. “We are constantly focused on where we are getting better, but also where we need to get better.”
Arens gives most of the credit for the seasons’ successes to the seniors.
“They’ve had a big impact in helping everyone come together as a team,” she said. “As well as being able to pitch in notable performances as individuals.”
With the win, the Coyotes are at the top of the Summit League standings. Fort Wayne has now lost their last six games and remains winless in Summit League play.