By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Haverford College women’s basketball team has emerged as a force in the Centennial Conference this season.
The Fords are in first place in the conference with a 10-2 ledger. Overall, Haverford is 16-2 and the 16 wins are already the second most in a season in program history. They’ve already clinched a third straight winning campaign, which is impressive on merit, but then when you consider that before this stretch the Haverford women’s basketball program had all of one winning season in its history (which dates back to 1980), it becomes very special.
Sixth-year head coach Bobbi Morgan is the architect of this unprecedented run of success and she says this season has already been a fun ride.
“It really has,” Morgan tells KYW Newsradio. “It’s been surprising too, because we did lose three starters last year. So we are excited about where we are.”
Morgan talks about when she had an inkling this group was capable of big things.
“Our tip-off tournament, we opened the season with a win over nationally-ranked Marymount, who had gone pretty far into the NCAA (Tournament) last year,” Morgan says. “And then we beat a really good TCNJ team. So right off the bat I could tell they had an air of confidence that we haven’t had in the past, because we’ve always been the one chasing it. That’s kind of when I knew we might be able to make a little run here.”