After a rough start to the week for the women, losing at Davis and Elkins 74-56, the Shepherd University Rams recovered well by defeating West Virginia Wesleyan and Concord on Alumni Day.
The trip to Elkins, West Virginia was a long one to say the least for the Rams. After losing 74-56, the Rams were unable to make the trip back to Shepherdstown due to weather.
Despite strong performances from senior guard Alex Tamez (11 points) and sophomore guard Rachel Johnson (11 points) the Rams still couldn’t manage to keep up with the Davis and Elkins offense.
The Rams weren’t able to find the range against D&E shoing 33 percent from the floor, 23 percent from behind the arc, and just 60 percent from the free throw line.
Shepherd then traveled to Buckhannon, West Virginia in hopes of defeating the Bobcats. Much like the rest of the season, Shepherd relied on the seniors to lead the team to victory.
Seniors Priscilla Moseh (16 points, 11 rebounds) and Emily Daniel (16 points, nine rebounds) led Shepherd past the Bobcats 74-68.
With 2:25 left in the second half, the Rams saw their nine-point halftime lead cut to two, 70-68. Moseh then stepped up and scored the games final four points to lead the Rams to the victory. Thanks to a strong performance from Jimyse Brown (10 points, six rebounds) the Rams held the rebounding advantage 41-35.
The Rams capped off their week against an upset-minded Concord team on Pink Zone and Alumni Day for the women’s team. The players all wore pink clothing (socks, shoes, etc.) and at halftime of the men’s game, the 2007-2008 Women’s WVIAC Championship was recognized.
However, it was Rachel Johnson that stole the show for the Rams. Behind her 17-point performance, the Rams defeated Concord 81-74.
At half-time the Rams found themselves trailing 40-32 and Coach Ford was looking for a spark for her team. Following halftime, Shepherd opened the second half on a 12-2 run to take a 44-42 lead and never looked back.
Moseh and Daniel both contributed double-doubles for Shepherd while Brown and Gabby Flinchum helped the Rams to a 46-30 advantage rebounding.
Shepherd now moves to 11-11, 10-8 in the WVIAC on the season. Next Thursday, Shepherd returns to floor when the travel to Seton Hill for a 5:30 PM WVIAC showdown.