Saturday night the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome was rocking as the Sheridan College women's basketball team avenged their quadruple overtime loss to Gillette College earlier in the season with a 71-62 victory.
The Generals got off to a great start thanks to sophomore guard Brooke Cargal, a Gillette native, who went 4-4 from behind the arc in the first half. Cargal hit her first shot in the opening possession of the game to help the General's take a quick 3-0 lead and they would never look back. Sheridan was able to sustain a lead throughout the game with their largest margin being 16 points in the middle of the second quarter.
Gillette would make a strong run in the middle of the fourth quarter but the loss of two key players, center Toni-Ann Cameron at the end of the third quarter and point-guard Rickie Engesser in the middle of the fourth quarter, to foul trouble hurt the Pronghorns already depleted roster.
the free-throw line. Freshman Aloma Solovi (Salt Lake City, UT) also had a strong performance in her first start of the season, as she contributed 16 points and 3 assists to the General's efforts. Raelynn Keefer (Forsyth, MT) added to her already impressive resume this season, almost recording her first double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds.
The Generals are back on the road this Wednesday, Feb 21. They are headed to Casper to take on the nationally ranked T-Birds of Casper College at 5:30 PM followed by the men's match-up and 7:30 PM.