Randolph Center, VT - The women's basketball team this weekend beat conference fo Unity College, and dropped the game on Sunday to UMaine Fort Kent.
On Saturday, The Knighs made the first 5 baskets in front of a loud home crowd to go up 10-0 to start the game. Solid play and agressive style led to a 20-4 lead after the first quarter. Sophomore Olivia Reynolds started the game on fire, scoring 10 of her 12 points in the first quarter. In addition to Olivia's stellar game, two players reached a double double in the game. Freshman Shannon Cookson scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Madalyn Leggett scored 13 points but also posted an amazing 21 rebounds, with more than half coming from the defensinve end. Freshman Zxavia Berry also scored 13 points and the Knights took the win 75-23.
Coach Paterson stated "The team really pulled it together today. Our shots were falling and everyone tried really hard to move the floor and execute our passing. We hope to have a similar effort in tomorrow's game".
On Sunday against UMaine Fort Kent, the team started out well, scoring the first 5 points in the game. The first quarter was a battle between the teams, each one scoring in answer to the other, with Fort Kent holding a small edge 19-14 at the end of the period. In the second quarter, the women just couldn't get their shots on target and get through Fort Kent's challenging defense. Their shooting precentage dropped from nearly 40 to 11% from the first to second quarter, and they couldn't come back from the 37-21 deficit at the half. The team never gave up, pushing hard the remainer of the game to work hard to run plays and get points on the board.
The Knights play next on Tuesday vs Hampshire College at 6pm.