Shepherd women’s basketball (11-10, 8-7 MEC), fell on the road to Notre Dame College (12-9, 9-7 MEC) in a hard fought game 60-77. Thursday, Feb 7, in which the lady Rams were hoping to raise their record past 11 wins.
Sophomore Sydney Clayton led the Rams in scoring with 18 points in 32 minutes of play and had another impressive outing.
The Rams put up a good fight on the road leader after the first quarter by three points. By the time the second quarter came around the Rams were down at half by three points in a close first half of play.
Kayla Tibbs continued her great season with 16 points to keep the score close for as long as they could. The third period the Rams got outplayed 13-20 for points scored in the quarter. The Rams shot an even 50 percent in the second half which was less than the first half.
As the game went into the third and fourth quarter the game began to slip away for the Rams. After a 10 point deficit going into the fourth quarter they would need a decent comeback to win the game or even go into overtime.
Notre Dame shot not even 40 percent from the field in either half of the game but were able to get more shots off as well as more second chance points to build their lead. Their largest lead of the game came with eight minutes left in the game an 18 point lead.
Notre Dame’s Seina Adachi led the scoring for the game with 23 points leading them to a big win over the Rams.
The Rams will try and stay above .500 in their next contest on the road against Urbana Saturday Feb 9, at 2 p.m.
Oliver Wickiser is a sports reporter for The Picket, he can be reached at: Owicki01@rams.shepherd.edu