Lady Rams get 4th straight with win over Reinhardt
The win puts Bluefield in a tie for 2nd place in the AAC Standings
Sports Information Department BC
February 6, 2012
Bluefield College Athletics
Sports Information Department
Waleska, Georgia- The Lady Rams continued their recent hot streak with a dominating performance on the road as they beat Reinhart University 71-52 on Saturday afternoon.
Bluefield never trailed in the entire contest as they led by double digits for more than 26 of 40 minutes combined.
The biggest lead for the Lady Rams in the first half was 12. The largest margin came after an effective outburst from Monique Robson, who came off the bench to score 13 points on the afternoon.
The Lady Eagles did a very good job of eliminating the three-point opportunities for Bluefield. BC only shot 1 of 7 from behind the arc, well below their season average. Unfortunately for Reinhardt, this didn't stop Bluefield from finding other ways to score. At the break, Bluefield led by nine, 32-23.
While Reinhardt shut down Bluefield's top two scorers by denying McNeal and Rouse the ball, (1 for 10 combined shooting) the Lady Rams showed they are deadly by going 12-deep on the bench. Since coming back from a tough ankle injury, Kia Gillard has come on strong especially as of late to lead Bluefield on their road trip.
Bluefield extended their lead to its highest margin of the game, 24, when Jasmine Washington scored two consecutive buckets at the 14:00 minute mark. The offensive display by the Lady Rams was too much for the home side. While Bluefield still had more turnovers than Reinhardt (-3, 16-13), the Lady Eagles were unable to capitalize on the few mistakes Bluefield made.
The Lady Rams cruised away late in the game to pick up the win over Reinhardt 71-52, as Bluefield wins both games on the two-game road trip and their fourth straight overall.
Bluefield got huge offensive numbers from other contributors including a season-high for Monique Robson (13) and steady peformances from Gillard (20) and Simmons (11).
The current streak sets up Wednesday's matchup at home against Montreat as a huge contest for both programs, who sit tied atop the AAC standings at 10-4 in conference play. Be sure to come check out the game at the Dome at 5:30pm EST for tip-off.