This past week the Sheridan College women's basketball team had two tough games on the road. The first was against the Trappers of Northwest College (Jan 31) who defeated the Generals 56-46. In the second game of the week against Central Wyoming College on Feb 2, the Generals came away victorious with a 66-58 win over the Rustlers.
During the game against Northwest College, turnovers and cold shooting plagued Sheridan for most of the first half as the went 0 for 7 from behind the arc. The Generals only scored five points in the second quarter which allowed the Trappers to take a nine point lead into the locker room at half time. In the second half the Generals battled back, cutting the lead to two points in the final minutes of the game. However, they were unable to take the lead and were forced to foul in the final minute. Strong free-throw shooting by Northwest allowed them to extend their lead to 10 and secure the victory.
The Generals were led in scoring by sophomore Raelynn Keefer (Forsyth, MT) with 17 points. Freshman Aloma Solovi (Salt Lake City, UT) was the only other player to score in double figures for Sheridan with 10 points. Ashleigh Frampton (Bundaberg, AU) was a bright light on the boards in what was otherwise a poor rebounding performance by the Generals who were outrebounded 51-28. Frampton snagged 10 rebounds, 7 of which came in the second half.
In Saturday's matchup against Central Wyoming College, the Generals 3-point shooting problems persisted, going 9 for 32 from behind the arc, but the team battled their way to a win. With the game tied 32-32 at half-time, Sheridan came out strong in the third quarter, took the lead and never looked back.
Raelynn Keefer once again paced the Generals with 17 points, followed by Lily Jex (Spanish Fork, UT) with 9, and Solovi and Sara Storeshaw (Mackay, AU) with 8 points each. Solovi had an all-around solid game leading the Generals in rebounds and assists, with 7 and 4 respectively. Fellow Utah guard, Jex, also contributed 4 assists and freshman Noora Parttimaa (Loimaa, Finland) chipped in 7 boards.
Sheridan heads into the new week with an overall record of 11-13 and a conference record of 4-4. In their next match-up they will face Western Wyoming College at home on Wednesday, Feb 7 at 5:30 pm.