Rams Women’s B-Ball Team Rally for Win Over NIACC

November 30, 2009

The Anoka-Ramsey Community College Golden Rams Women’s Basketball Team rallied from 13 points down with less than nine minutes to play, Saturday, Nov. 28 to down North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC), 77-75.


Tied at 37 at half, NIACC took control in the second half with good perimeter shooting and solid defense opening up their 13 point lead.


“We were stagnant offensively,” says Anoka-Ramsey Head Coach, Dave DeWitt. “That is a credit to NIACC, which did some things defensively, that got us standing around.”


“They shot the ball extremely well, considerably better than the first time we played them,” continues DeWitt of NIACC.


None the less the Golden Rams chipped away NIACC’s advantage.


“We will always play until the end, regardless of the score or situation,” adds DeWitt.


Stephanie Pilgrim , a freshman from Maplewood, Minn. and Osseo High School helped lead the charge by making five 3 point baskets in the second half. She finished the game with 26 points. Alex Moore also contributed to the comeback by penetrating the defense of NIACC and handing out 6 assists.


“We might have gotten a little bit lucky,” says DeWitt. “At the same time though, we created our own luck, especially when Steph and Alex made plays for us in that second half.”


Marie Hanson contributed 17 points and 11 rebounds to the cause, and Megan Schlauderaff, a sophomore from Brooklyn Park, Minn. added 14 points of her own.


“Megan was huge for us in the first half,” says DeWitt.


Anoka-Ramsey now stands 6-2 on the season and, in the NJCAA Division III latest poll, is ranked 7th in the country.


Anoka-Ramsey will look to continue their winning ways when they host Northland Community and Technical College on Friday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. and Itasca Community College on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. Itasca is currently ranked 3rd in the country.