"Every coach in this conference knows that on any given day it's going to be a battle and you've got to be ready for 40 plus minutes," Davis and Elkins women's basketball head coach Jason Asbell said.
The WVIAC is one of the most competitive basketball conferences in Division II athletics. The Davis and Elkins women found that out first hand. The Lady Senators lost their first two conference games. But have since won four of their last five, jumping back to a respectable 4-3 in league play. Players and coaches agree the turnaround is a direct result of team chemistry.
"We work hard together. We have great team chemistry," senior point guard Page Turner said. "I wouldn't trade this team in any way. It's just all about our team chemistry. It's not just that one person wins, the whole team wins. We really pull together on that."
"We're going through this season without our third leading scorer, Rachel Gostomski. We had some kids who had to play some different roles. We had some growing pains, but to our kids credit they stayed together, they worked, they got better every day. I told them early on in the season, we can do one of two things: we can win, or we can learn. I think we did a lot of learning," Asbell explained.
Last week Davis and Elkins took down West Liberty who was previously unbeaten in conference play. With the conference slate beginning to get a whole lot tougher, these Senators have the right mindset as hey approach each game.
"It's just another one," Turner said. "We just keep fighting. We keep trying to get another one each time."