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Gulf Coast Women Working Hard

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The Gulf Coast women's hoops team is 9-1 on the year, and before losing to Walter State two weeks ago, was #1 in the country. Since that loss, the Lady Dores are 3-0, and haven't beaten a team by less then 22 points. Gulf Coast has played their last four games on the road, and that won't change any time soon. Head Coach Vernette Skeete says losing is never a good thing, but the positive that's come out of it is that she's noticed a change for the better in her team's work ethic.

"Losing gives you an opportunity. It gives you a choice," said Skeete Tuesday at practice. "What you take from that loss defines how your team will be. I never think that losing is good for anybody. I think sometimes it takes the loss to communicate to the kids how serious it is. It's hard to communicate things when you're beating people by 20 or so points. They don't things as serious, such as the boxing out and the fundamentals, the things it takes to playing conference when you're playing people who may not put that challenge up against you."

Gulf Coast doesn't return home until January 5th, when they open conference play against NW Florida State.