The Athenas brought an end to their preseason with a third killer win against the Arizona Christian Firestorm, 79-51. Frannie Hemmelgarn had an outstanding performance with 27 points, 18 rebounds, and 10 steals, gaining her career's first triple-double. Shelby Barthold also sparked the team with several fast break layups and followed in scoring with 16 points. This game put the Athenas 6-5 in their overall record and gives the women confidence for the conference season to come. The team is going into conference play excited and aiming for the SCIAC championship title and a bid into the NCAA tournament.