Anoka-Ramsey Community College Women’s basketball team came out firing on all cylinders, Saturday, Feb. 13 against MCAC. In the first half, they rolled to a 56-26 half-time lead in route to an 87-68 win and sole procession of first place.
After trading baskets the first 10 minutes of the game, Anoka-Ramsey began to pull away in large part to the spectacular play of Alex Moore, sophomore guard from St. Paul Johnson, who scored 25 points in the first half alone. Alex was 3 for 5 from behind the arc, 9 of 12 overall from the field and 4 of 5 from the free throw line in the half.
“Alex was in a zone today,” says Anoka-Ramsey coach Dave DeWitt. “The trick when you get going like that is not to get carried away with yourself. Alex, and all the players, needs to let the game come to them.”
Moore finished the game with 38 points on 14 for 21 shooting including a sizzling 6 for 10 from 3-point land. Mallory Cramer added 12 points and five rebounds, Shawnell Vincent scored 10 points, Marie Hanson and Alyssa Silva each contributed 8 points, Stephanie Pilgrim brought in 7 points, and Jenna Anderson rounded out the scoring with 4 points.
Anoka-Ramsey improves to 21-4 overall, and 9-1 in conference play. They are currently ranked 5th in the country in the latest NJCAA national poll.
Anoka-Ramsey travels to Worthington on Wednesday, Feb 17 to play Minnesota West. They finish the regular season with a home game against Rochester, Saturday, Feb. 20.