The California Baptist University women’s basketball team has excelled greatly during their last year in NCAA Division II play.
Due to their level of success, the women have put up exceptional numbers in categories, such as points, rebounds and assists per game. These statistical performances have helped both offensively and defensively. The numbers have helped propel them into a fourth-place finish in the PacWest Conference.
Tori Mitchell, senior exercise science major and center, is leading the team in points, rebounds and blocks per game. She is averaging 15.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game this season for the Lancers and has been a force for the women on both ends of the court in her senior season of women’s basketball.
“The progress I’ve made over my four seasons as a college athlete has helped me put up the good numbers that I have this year, but it all goes toward getting the wins for the team,” Mitchell said.
Ane Olaeta, freshman undeclared major and guard, leads the team in assists per game with an average of 4.1. She has been setting up her teammates and getting everyone involved.
“I have always been one to get my teammates involved,” Oleata said. “Passing up a good shot for a great shot is always the end goal for me when I’m looking to move the ball and it’s super awesome that this has turned into me leading the team in assists.”
Georgia Dale, freshman business administration major and guard, has been active on the defensive end this year, leading the team in steals per game with an average of 1.2.
“Sometimes, being able to lock up an opponent can be more rewarding than scoring on them, and every team needs a stopper on defense,” Dale said.
Thanks to the statistical performances of the team, the Lancers have succeeded this season with a 17-12 record.