CLAREMORE, Okla. – After being idle on the court for 20 days, the Ranger women were defeated by 22 points in Claremore on Saturday, as Rogers State downed the Lady Rangers 77-55 in the first game of the 2009 semester.
Northwestern began the game with as much as an eight-point lead, ahead 12-4. The Lady Rangers were able to hold onto that lead until the 10:14 mark in the first half, when Rogers State used a 23-8 run to close out the first half of play.
Rogers State didn’t have any trouble holding off the Lady Rangers in the second half, pinning Northwestern to just 23 percent from the field and shooting 50 percent as a team.
The Hillcat women out shot the Lady Rangers 48 percent to 33 percent and RSU had four players in double figures with Sophia Piggie leading the way with 19 points.
Leading the scoring efforts for Northwestern was Emily Gilbert’s 13 points and Kelli Krows 11 points. Krows hit three of the Lady Ranger’s 4 three-point buckets. Annalena Farias and Claudia Vasquez both finished with eight points.
Northwestern had trouble with the ball, committing 25 turnovers.
The Rangers (6-4, 1-3) host three games at Percefull Fieldhouse this week beginning with John Brown (8-5, 2-3) on Monday at 6 p.m. Northwestern will play Mid-America Christian on Thursday and Oklahoma City on Saturday.
Mon, January 5, 2009
by Ryan Hintergardt