Shepherd (11-12, 8-9 MEC), had great showing at home Thursday Feb 14, against Concord (18-8, 13-4 MEC). The game finished with the lady Rams falling 74-80 in a hard fought close game.
Senior Kayla Tibbs kept up her great performance this season with 16 points to help the Rams stay close in the game. She was perfect form the free throw line with four attempts and four made shots.
Sophomore Marley McLaughlin also had 16 points to keep the game close. McLaughlin was perfect from behind the three point line hitting both of her shots. Another impressive star in the game was Freshman Hannah Myers who also had 16 points to lead the scoring in a close game against Concord.
Shepherd led the scoring in the first half amounting to a 10 point lead at the break 37-27. In the first half the lady Rams shot just over 45 percent, which led to their first half lead. The second half was a different story.
The Rams shot just under 44 percent in the second half and 44.6 percent for the entire game. During the second half of the game Concord took over. After they shot a measly 31 percent in the first half they shot 55 percent in the second half, which allowed them to get back in the game.
Concord’s bench outscored the Rams 21 points to just eight points. Concord’s largest lead came in the fourth period, which was 10 points with only 17 seconds left in the game. With the defeat the lady Rams fall below .500 on the season and will try and get back to their winning ways on Saturday Feb, 16 vs. UVa-Wise at home.
Oliver Wickiser is a sports reporter for The Picket, he can be reached at: Owicki01@rams.shepherd.edu