After the end of the MCAC regular season, the CMU Blazers women’s basketball team sit second in the conference. It’s a positive result for a team that’s really been coming on in the second half of the season – but this success hasn’t come without its hurdles.
After suffering injuries to some key players in the lineup, it was Scotia Stewner who was called upon to step up and make the transition to the post. And after the way she’s played as of late, the Blazers have got to be happy that she continues to strive.
In their statement victory against the College Wesmen, Stewner dropped a season-high 13 points to go along with five rebounds to help lead her team to a 72-38 victory. As the games go on and with the Final Fours looming, Stewner looks to be peaking at the perfect time.
“Scotia played an outstanding game while adjusting to play a totally different position due to the many injuries on the team,” says head coach Joe DiCurzio. “Her attitude and great work habits are very contagious and will really help our team as we enter the playoffs.”
Although she contributed offensively in Week 19, Stewner’s bread and butter seems to be her defense, as she sits 8th in the league in rebounds, as well as 7th in steals, and 13th in blocks.
The Blazers will need Stewner’s strong play to continue this weekend, as their season will be on the line against the Providence Pilots – a team they’ve played fairly even against throughout the season. Regardless, they’ll have the home crowd backing them every step of the way, so don’t be surprised if it ends up being the marquee matchup of the weekend.