Shepherd (11-9, 8-6 MEC), had a strong second half performance giving them the edge over Wheeling Jesuit University (3-17, 1-13 MEC), 79-65. Saturday Feb 2, in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Senior Kayla Tibbs set a new record for the most three pointers in a single season with 61, the previous record was held by Morgan Arden at 59.
The Lady Rams had an overall great team victory, with multiple people making plays on both ends of the floor.
Kari Lankford and Tibbs both scored 19 points to pace the Rams, Lankford also had nine rebounds, six assists and five assists.
In the first half it was a close game, as the Cardinals took the lead at the end of the first quarter. Lauren Lipscomb led the charge for WLU, with 17 points and five rebounds.
The Rams shot 55 percent from the floor, and 42 percent from behind the arc, only shooting seven three pointers the entire game, compared to Wheeling’s 40 percent from the floor and 25 percent from behind the arc.
Most of Shepherd’s points came from the interior as they scored 36 of their points in the paint. They also got to the free throw line frequently, shooting 16-22 from the charity stripe.
Shepherd stormed back to take a one point lead going into halftime, with the score 39 to 38.
The Rams expanded their lead throught the half, with their largest lead coming late in the fourth quarter. Time would expire giving Shepherd the victory, after coming off a lost earlier in the week.
The Lady Rams will look to steal another road victory when they travel to Notre Dame College, Thursday Feb 7.