Shepherd (11-16, 8-13 MEC), lost at home 66-85 to Glenville State (25-2, 20-1 MEC), on Feb 27 in a game that produced a decent first half showing from the lady Rams on senior night.
Senior Liz Moormann led all scoring with a team high 24 points, she was 12-21 from the field. Another senior who has been impressive this year was Kayla Tibbs who had 14 points to keep the Rams in the game until the fourth period.
The Rams played as well as they could in the first half with a 12 point deficit at that point. They got off to a great start heading into the third period, beating out Glenville in scoring in the period. Shepherd did have an advantage scoring more points in the paint then Glenville to help keep them in the game.
In the first half the Rams shot just under 47 percent from the field, which helped them stay in the game and with a manageable deficit heading into the break. Heading to the end of the third period Shepherd was only down by eight points and looking to put the pressure on Glenville.
Shepherd didn’t shoot the ball well at all from the three point range going 1-10 for the entire game. They didn’t out shoot Glenville from the field in the first half and the second half.
In a hard fought game that Shepherd only had the lead with about two minutes lead in the third period by six points maybe they would pull away with the win in the final period. The defeat drops Shepherd to five games below .500 with only one game remaining in the season March 2 at Fairmont State at 2 p.m.
Oliver Wickiser is a sports reporter for The Picket, he can be reached at: Owickio1@rams.shepherd.edu