Immediate Release –Sports
March 7, 2017
Sinclair Women’s Basketball Move on in District Tournament with Home Win Against Edison 66-57
Dayton, OH- Sinclair Women’s Basketball (23-7) came out to avenge their earlier season home loss against the Chargers of Edison State Community College (20-11) and make it two in a row against the conference foe. The Tartan Pride did just that and with good timing since this was the first game in the NJCAA Division II District tournament and winner goes on while loser goes home.
The 1st quarter Sinclair turned the ball over on their first possession, but picked up from there. Defense looked good from both teams. Sinclair’s offense had good ball movement, yet took a few bad shots. The Tartans could have benefited from more rebounds. Despite a few miscues, the Tartan Pride held the lead at the end of the 1st quarter 15-13. Reanna Dudley (5-04/SO-Chaminade-Julienne H.S.) led the team with 7 points.
The 2nd quarter started off with Lauren Roetgerman (5-10/FR-Minster H.S.) scoring two straight 3-point FGs. Defense was solid for the Tartans and had some nice defensive rebounds. Sinclair went on a 10-2 run and put themselves up 25-15 (their largest lead at the time). The team had high energy throughout the quarter and managed to be able to go into halftime with a 33-20 lead. Madison Connally-Banks (6-01/FR-Fairmont H.S.) and Lauren Roetgerman both had 6 points.
At the start of the 3rd quarter, it looked as if Sinclair was going to allow Edison back into the game. Defense needed to look more alive and force bad shots by the Chargers. Little mistakes were being made by Sinclair with bad shots being taken. Edison was able to close the gap at the end of the 3rd quarter, but Sinclair still had the lead 41-36.
Sinclair was maintaining their lead to start the 4th quarter. Both defense and offense were able to rebound the ball well. The Chargers did start to cut into the lead at 50-46, but with 3:30 remaining, Sinclair started to pull away again 56-46. The Tartans were not letting the Chargers get to them. With under a minute to go, Sinclair was up 62-52 and it was physical until the end. Despite Edison’s last minute push, Sinclair came away with the win 66-57.
Reanna Dudley and Madison Connally-Banks both finished the game with 13 points.
Sinclair Women’s Basketball play their next game at Ohio Christian against Owens on March 10 at 1:00 pm.
Athletic Director Intern
Sinclair Community College