In the Carr Health South Gym Tuesday night Omega Mu (Honor Program) fought to end its losing streak with a win against Sigma Alpha.
After enduring some tough losses this season against Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Omicron Pi, MSU Volleyball and Tri-Sigma, the ladies of Omega Mu approached the Sigma Alpha team with a competitive attitude and pulled off a 40-10 win.
For the first time, the win for Omega Mu was a mercy-rule win. A mercy-rule win happens if a team gets a 30-point lead in the second half. After being mercy-ruled numerous times before, the ladies of Omega Mu were pleased to say that this time the ball was in their court.
“We normally get mercy-ruled,” said Rebecca Sexton, captain of the Omega Mu team. “So this is the first time that (Honors Program) has ever mercy-ruled.”
Sexton said being mercy-ruled wasn’t the only obstacle the ladies experienced this season.
“One of our girls got a severe concussion, so we had to end the game early and leave and go to the hospital,” she said.
However, the Omega Mu team did not let its recent hardships show on the court against Sigma Alpha. Omega Mu came out strong in the first half, refusing to let Sigma Alpha score.
During the first 16 minutes, Omega Mu had a shut-out game with a score of 22-0. However, near the end of the first half, Sigma Alpha scored its first basket, making the score 22-2.
Throughout the second half, Omega Mu continued to dominate the scoreboard until Sigma Alpha put up a respectable fight. This made it a challenging task for Omega Mu to end the game by mercy-rule. However, the ladies of Omega Mu pulled it off with a final basket and outstanding defense.
Coach Landon Hardison expressed how the hard work in practice finally paid off for the ladies of Omega Mu.
“Mostly we went over the defense, and it was the zone (defense) which they ran really well tonight,” he said.
With the win over Sigma Alpha, the ladies of Omega Mu improve their record to 2-4. Sigma Alpha’s record is also 2-4 with wins against Alpha Gamma Delta and the Alpha Sigma Alpha A Team.
Story by Taylor Crum, Contributing writer.