The Nebraska-Kearney women’s basketball team has shown it will be competitive under first year coach Carrie Hofstetter and now hopes to take the next step by winning close games.
The Lopers are 5-6 after a 64-62 loss at Central Missouri which followed an overtime loss at nationally top ranked Fort Hays State.
UNK has played a challenging schedule and Hofstetter believes her team will learn to win big games at crunch time with more experience.
” It is hard to simulate those game like situations in practice”, said Hofstetter. “You can practice those situations and at the same time it is completely different when you are playing. Hopefully those opportunities and struggles will play a key role in us continuing to grow and get better in the second half of the season.”
Hofstetter says the players were very receptive to a defensive system she installed that is limiting opponents to 68 points per game. The Lopers
return from Christmas break by hosting Missouri Western on Saturday.