Shawnee State Uses Quick Start to Down Rams
Shawnee State Grabs Early Lead and Holds on Throughout
Sports Information Department BC
February 7, 2013
A quick start from visiting (21) Shawnee State proved to be too much to overcome for the Bluefield College women’s basketball team, as the Bears claimed a 70-52 victory on Thursday evening in the Dome Gymnasium.
The Rams fall to 13-10 overall and 6-9 in Mid-South Conference play, while Shawnee State improves to 19-6 overall, 10-5 MSC.
Maryah Mazyck and Ashley White paced the Rams’ scoring effort, posting 11 and 10 points respectively. Janee Simmons led the Rams on the glass, ripping down eight rebounds on the night to go along with nine points.
Shawnee State was led by a balanced scoring attack, with Alannah Sheets claiming the game-high 14 points. Alex Polh and Schera Sampson tossed in 12 and 11, while three more Bears nearly tossed in double-figure scoring efforts. Sampson claimed a double-double with 16 total rebounds, helping the Bears to a 50-39 rebounding edge.
The Bears raced out to a quick 7-0 lead through just over two minutes of play, before Monique Robson gave the Rams their first points on the evening with17:02 left in the first half.
Shawnee then built upon its early momentum and gained a 26-10 edge at the 7:11 mark in the first half, thanks to a basket deep in the paint from Sampson. The Rams slowed the Bears’ attack over the final few minutes, with Shawnee State taking a 34-17 advantage into the break.
Bluefield finished the first half shooting just 21.9 % (7-32) from the field, compared to 41.2 % (14-34) for the road team.
The Rams pulled to within 13 points on several occasions, but Shawnee continued its scoring attack in the second half as well, shooting 13-for-28 from the field.
Bluefield returns to action on Saturday afternoon, as they host Rio Grande at 2 p.m. in the Dome Gymnasium.