The Sheridan College women's basketball team traveled to Casper, Wyoming last night (Feb 21) to take on #14 ranked Casper College. After a hard fought four quarters, the Generals fell to the Thunderbirds 69-56.
Casper shot out to an early 13-3 lead in the first quarter but Sheridan battled back cutting Casper's lead to five at halftime, 31-26. Then at the end of the third quarter, sophomore Carmen Ramey (Aurora, CO) nailed a 3 point shot from 35 feet in the final seconds to tie the game at 45.
The Thunderbirds came out strong in the fourth quarter thanks to the power play of their sophomore center Emily Robertson who finished the game with 21 points. The Generals managed to hang around for most of the quarter, but costly turnovers allowed the Thunderbirds to pull away in the final two minutes.
Freshman guard, Aloma Solovi (Salt Lake City, UT) had a strong performance for Sheridan, going 8-9 from the field to finish with 18 points. Forwards Kassie Hoyer (Belt, MT) and Ashleigh Frampton (Bundaberg, Australia) also made solid contributions to the General's efforts chipping in 13 and 12 points respectively.
Although Casper managed to outrebound Sheridan 49-31, an effort that included 20 offensive rebounds for the Thunderbirds, Frampton managed to grab 8 rebounds followed by Raelynn Keefer (Forsyth, MT) with 7.
With the loss the Generals move to 14-15 overall and 7-6 in Region IX action. They will finish up the regular season this Saturday, Feb 24, at home in the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome at 3:00 PM against Northwest College.