Cold Shooting Dooms Golden Rams

December 17, 2008

Displaying shooting that mirrored the Minnesota weather, the Golden Rams dropped two close games to Vermilion (67-60) and Mesabi (68-62) this weekend.

Michael Kizzee

Michael Kizzee recorded his second consecutive 14 point and 11 rebound game. 

On Friday night the Golden Rams started the game hot connecting on 7 of 17 three-point shots in the first half to lead Vermilion 38-34 at halftime.  In the second half, Anoka-Ramsey couldn’t sustain the early success and made only three more three-point shots in 18 attempts, finishing the game 10 of 35 from three-point range (28.6%) and 22 of 77 overall (28.6%). 

The Golden Rams committed a season-low 10 turnovers, had a season-high 23 offensive rebounds, and forced 20 turnovers from Vermilion, but couldn’t take advantage of the extra opportunities as their shots weren’t able to fall.

Anoka-Ramsey was led by Michael Kizzee’s 14 points and 11 rebounds.  Kyle Matuska also scored 14 hitting 4 of 9 shots from behind the arc.  Mohamed Camara scored a career-high 12 points in the loss.

Saturday afternoon proved to be much of the same for the Golden Rams as they fell to Mesabi, only connecting on 6 of 31 three-point attempts (19.4%).  Anoka-Ramsey was also outscored from the free-throw line 18-4 as Mesabi was able to utilize their size advantage.

Michael Kizzee recorded his second consecutive 14 point and 11 rebound game.  Erik Vinh and Cole Alexander each scored 11 points on a combined 10 of 17 shooting.

The Golden Rams travel to Minneapolis to take part in the Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) Classic Dec. 19-20.  They have a rematch with Vermilion at 6:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 before taking on Bismarck (ND) State Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m..  Both games will be played in the MCTC Gymnasium.  Anoka-Ramsey is now 4-8 on the season.