Friday, 02 February 2018 23:42

Ireland heating up at the right time for Husson women's hoops

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BANGOR - Husson women's basketball has flicked the switch at the right time.

The Eagles have been on fire lately, a big comeback win over New England college tonight comes after a big win last week over Castleton, the No.1 team in the NAC.


A big reason for the the turnaround has been the re-emergence of Sami Ireland. The sophomore forward has nearly doubled her scoring output the last few weeks after struggling the majority of the season.


The reason for the sudden turnaround? Ireland starred as the goalie for the women's soccer team this fall and came into the season not in basketball shape.


She admitted that it took a toll on her physically and mentally.


"You know I was just getting down on myself which in turn made me play worse, but it was just basically the support of my teammates I stayed after with Kenzie and we shot around on our off days and I think my confidence started to build up,"

Andrew Badillo

Sports Reporter/Weekend Anchor
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Andrew Badillo joined the ABC 7 and FOX 22 sports team in August 2017.

Before ABC 7 and FOX 22, Andrew graduated from Quinnipiac University with a degree in broadcast journalism. At Quinnipiac, Andrew was a member of the school's student-run television station, Q30 Television, where he served as its general manager, vice president, sports anchor and reporter. He gained experience covering Quinnipiac Athletics and was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists and College Media Association for his work.

In addition to his experience at Q30, Andrew also gained professional experience at MLB Network and News 12 Connecticut.

Originally from Orangeburg, New York, Andrew is excited to get his career started in Bangor. He is especially eager to get to know the great local sports community in the North Region.

Andrew can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter @andrewbadillo99.