SIUE Closes Out Women's Season With Loss


Published on March 15 2013 8:12 am
Last Updated on March 15 2013 8:12 am
Written by Millie Lange

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – SIUE women's basketball closed out the 2012-13 season Thursday with a 63-41 loss at Arkansas.
SIUE Head Coach Paula Buscher directed her five seniors – Raven Berry, Kiara Conner, Michaela Herrod, Courtney Kenner, and Brooke Smith – for one last time. The Cougars completed the season with a 16-15 record in Buscher's first season at SIUE.
"I'm really proud of the seniors," said Buscher. "They have given a lot to this university and to this team."
Buscher said the last game is always tough for the senior class. It marks the end of an era but also creates a bond that will never be broken. "They will always be a part of this program," she added.
Berry led SIUE in scoring with 15 points and was the lone Cougar in double figures. Berry completed her career with 1,499 points and a school-record 1,040 rebounds. Herrod finished with eight points and a team-leading 10 rebounds.

T-town graduate Jessie Wendte played for SIUE and got one rebound.