Anoka Ramsey Tops Ridgewater as Conference Play Begins

January 08, 2010

Anoka Ramsey Community College Women’s basketball team opened conference play with a solid 82-66 win over Ridgewater in Wilmar, Thursday, Jan. 7.

The Golden Rams started quick opening a 20-point advantage midway through the first half and did enough things right from that point on to secure the victory.

“I’m not particularly thrilled with our play tonight” said Anoka-Ramsey coach Dave DeWitt. “I don’t feel we defended well, and we didn’t adjust well to their matchup defense. I give Ridgewater and Coach Ogdahl a lot of credit. We jumped on them early, they changed things up and we didn’t respond. My hat is off to them.”

Anoka-Ramsey was paced in scoring by Stephanie Pilgrim with 22 points, followed by Alyssa Silva with 18 points and Alex Moore scored an additional 16 points. Mallory Cramer hauled down 15 rebounds to go with her 9 points. Marie Hanson added 9 points and 9 rebounds of her own.

Anoka-Ramsey improves their season record to 12-3 overall and 1-0 in the conference. They continue to be ranked 3rd in the country in the latest NJCAA national poll.

The Golden Rams travel to St. Cloud, Saturday, Jan. 9 for a non-conference game against St. Cloud Technical College. They return to conference play next week with homes games against Riverland, Wednesday, Jan.13 at 6 p.m., and Fergus Falls, Saturday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m.

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.