Anoka Ramsey Community College improved their conference record to 6-1 with a win over Ridgewater, Saturday, Jan. 30.
The first half proved to be tightly contested as Anoka-Ramsey took a slim 37-34 lead on Marie Hanson’s 3-point buzzer beater.
The second half however was all Anoka-Ramsey. Limiting Ridgewater to 18 points in the second half, Anoka-Ramsey poured in 49 points of their own as they raced to an 86-52 victory.
“We have been trying to improve our defensive toughness lately,” says Anoka-Ramsey coach, Dave DeWitt. “You wouldn’t have necessarily noticed that for most of the first half, but from the 15 minute mark on Ridgewater had a very difficult time scoring.”
Anoka-Ramsey was paced in scoring by Marie Hanson who scored 21 points on the day. Shawnell Vincent and Stephanie Pilgrim each contributed 15 points to the cause. Pilgrim also added eight rebounds including six on the offensive end. Alyssa Silva and Mallory Cramer added another 12 points each. Cramer had quite an all around game as she grabbed nine rebounds, dished out nine assists, and had eight steals in addition to her 12 points. Alex Moore scored 9 points and handed out seven assists. Jenna Anderson rounded out the scoring with two points.
Anoka-Ramsey now stands 18-4 on the season with a 6-1 conference record. In the latest NJCAA National poll the team is ranked sixth.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College is a Division III Junior College located in Coon Rapids, Minn. and competes in the Minnesota Collegiate Athletic Conference. They have won six National Championships, the most recent in 2007 and been to the National tournament nine times.