The Anoka-Ramsey Community College Women’s Golden Rams basketball team continued their winning ways with a 76-41 win over Northland College, Friday, Dec. 4.
The Rams opened quick racing off to a 10-4 lead, but then got offensively stagnant as Northland crawled their way back to tie the game and even forge a 4-point lead. The teams traded baskets over the next several minutes. Tied at 18 with about eight minutes to go in the half, Anoka-Ramsey went on an 18-2 run to close the half,, and headed to the locker room leading by a score of 36 - 20.
The second half belonged to Anoka-Ramsey. Better defensive pressure and better offensive movement allowed the Rams to build their lead and win.
“We still don’t rebound like we need to and we have to get better, more consistent defensive play,” says Coach Dave DeWitt. “We have lots of things to clean up.”
Every team member scored, leaving the Rams with balanced scoring. Alex Moore lead with 17 points and 4 assists. Shawnell Vincent scored 13 points, going 3 for 4 from behind the arc. Stephanie Pilgrim contributed 12 points to the cause, and Alyssa Silva another 11 points and 3 assists. Marie Hanson had 9 points and 11 rebounds. Megan Schlauderaff scored 6 points. Mallory Cramer got 6 points and 10 rebounds, and Jenna Anderson added 2 points.
The Golden Rams, ranked sixth in the country, are now 7-2 on the season. The team plays Itasca, ranked third in the country, Dec. 5 at 1 p.m.