Women’s Basketball falls to Fairmont State in final seconds

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Lix Myers defending FSU field goal

(THE PICKET)– The Rams left it all on the court Saturday during their final regular season game, in front of their home fans against Fairmont State. The hard fought battle carried on until the final seconds of the game when combined with missing foul shots and missed opportunities, the Rams couldn’t seal the deal.

Shepherd outscored Fairmont State 22-12 in the first period, a promising sight for the fans. Fairmont dominated the second period, but Rams went into the locker room with heads held high and a two-point lead, 35-33.

FSU came out of halftime with a new game face ready to give Shepherd all they had, and outscored the rams 20-11 in the third quarter. The Ram fans were on the edges of their seats as they watched the clock with fingers crossed that the Rams could hold on to the lead.

Cara Mason shooting field goal against Fairmont State
Allie Holmes
Cara Mason shooting field goal against Fairmont State

As the clock wound down, so did the Ram’s lead. The last two minutes were dependent on foul shots. Fairmont State made theirs and Shepherd did not. The Falcons handed the Rams a 66-63 loss.

Morgan Arden led her team with 22 total points and had seven rebounds. Kristen Nunn scored 12 points for the Rams.

Kari Lankford made her presence known under the net with a team high 13 rebounds. Lankford also had five assists and 11 total points.

Morgan Arden shooting for two against FSU
Allie Holmes
Morgan Arden shooting for two against FSU

The Rams end their regular season 7-21 overall and 6-16 in the Mountain East Conference.

Allie Holmes is a sports writer for The Picket. She can be reached at aholme07@rams.shepherd.edu.