‘Senior Day’ victory gives women’s basketball 18th straight winning season


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Senior forward Liz Hartnett hellps the Panthers fire up for Senior Day win.


The Chapman University women’s basketball team avenged a previous two-point loss to UC Santa Cruz with a 71-53 win on ‘Senior Day’ at the Hutton Center on Saturday afternoon. The win in their season finale marked the Panthers’ 18th consecutive winning season at 13-12 overall.

Chapman ended a rocky second half of the season on a positive note with the win after previously losing six of their last seven games. One of those losses came on the road in Santa Cruz 58-56 in January. Meanwhile, the Banana Slugs had won six of their last seven games.

The lead changed hands three times in the first 10 minutes with UC Santa Cruz ahead by as many as five points early, until senior F
Liz Hartnett
put the Panthers up 20-18 at the 8:06 mark in the half. The Panthers never looked back and held the lead for the rest of the game, closing out the first half up 36-24. Hartnett – one of five seniors playing in their final game – scored 12 points and had five rebounds in the game. Read complete coverage at the
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