Anoka-Ramsey Community College Men’s Golden Rams Basketball Goes 1-1
The Anoka-Ramsey Community College Men’s Basketball team split their two home games this weekend, first losing to Northland Community College 79-77 in overtime, Friday Dec. 4, and then defeating Itasca Community College 77-63, Saturday, Dec. 5.
In Friday night’s contest, the Golden Rams had numerous chances to pull out the victory but fell just short due to poor second half shooting and a lack of rebounding. After connecting on five, 3-point shots in the first half, Anoka-Ramsey only managed to go 1-12 on three’s in the second half. While Anoka-Ramsey was able to hold Northland to a low shooting percentage, the Pioneers gathered 28 offensive rebounds to offset their own shooting woes.
The Golden Rams had four players score in double figures, led by Josh Franklin and Trey Scott with 16 each. Quincy Bethea Jr. recorded 15 points, and Kenan Kent had 10 points.
In Saturday’s game, the Golden Rams righted the ship and had a dominating performance over Itasca in the 77-63 win. Anoka-Ramsey shot 53.6 percent from the field, 35 percent from the three-point line, and a season-best of 83.3 percent from the free throw line in the victory. They also held Itasca to 39.7 percent shooting overall including 1-13 on three’s.
Kenan Kent had a big game, scoring 22 points on 10-11 shooting and pulling in 13 rebounds. Trey Scott scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half while also recording four steals. And Charley Baker scored a career-high 11 points to go along with four assists.
The Golden Rams now go on the road to face two more MCAC Northern Division opponents. First up is Hibbing Community College, Friday, Dec. 11, 8 p.m., followed by Rainy River Community College, Saturday, Dec. 12, 3 p.m. The Golden Rams are now 3-6 on the year.