Two Tough Losses at Home for NDNU Basketball Teams

The Notre Dame de Namur University men’s basketball team suffered a tough loss at home, against Dominican University in the Walter Gleason Center on February 10.

During the first half of the game the Argonauts fought head-to-head with the Penguins. Senior Zach Ginter shifted the momentum of the game in the Argos favor, scoring a pair of three pointers. However, the Penguins held their own and jumped ahead in points going into half time.

Coming back from half time, Dominican kept their lead, running up a 14 point run. Sophomore Jalen Young answered for the Argos scoring seven points in a row.

“I knew we were down and I felt like I had to give our team a boost to help us back,” Young said.

Despite Young’s efforts the clock ran down with the Penguins leading by 10. Dominican came out on top, defeating the Argos 63-49.

“It was tough loosing this home game because we only have one more left. Hopefully, we pull things together and win on senior night,” Young said.

The Argos next home game is senior night against Fresno Pacific on Saturday, Feb.14 at 3:00 p.m. The senior night will recognize Don Washington and Zach Ginter.

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NDNU junior point guard Jamaal Davis (10) drives to the goal during the game against Dominican on Feb. 10 at Walter Gleason Center. Photo by Jordan Ross.

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NDNU junior point guard James Northup (4) gets some love from his teammates after fouling out after hitting a three in the game against Dominican on Feb. 10 at Walter Gleason Center. Photo by Jordan Ross.

The Notre Dame de Namur University women’s basketball team fell to Dominican University 75-56 on Feb. 10.

The first half of the game proved to be a struggle for the Argos as the Penguins racked up the points. The Penguins immediately broke-out with a lead while the Argos attempted to answer back with their offense.

“It was frustrating because we have so much talent and potential on this team,” said senior guard Amy Woo.

In the second half the Lady Argos improved their offensive rebounding with junior forward Kristen Liana and senior guard Nanea Woods both managing to get double-doubles.

But Dominican stayed consistent, taking the win.

“It was a tough loss, especially since the season is slowly coming to an end. There’s no better way to finalize the season other than to win and that’s all that we want to do,” Woo

The Argos next home game is senior night against Fresno Pacific on Saturday, Feb., 14 at 1:00 p.m.

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NDNU senior guard Danielle Lasirona (5) and junior guard Maya Arellanes (23) play some smothering defense in the game against Dominican on Feb. 10 at Walter Gleason Center. Photo by Jordan Ross.

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NDNU senior guard Danielle Lasirona (5) drives to the hoop against Dominican on Feb. 10 at Walter Gleason Center. Photo by Jordan Ross.