Immediate Release –Sports
February 25, 2017
Sinclair Women’s Basketball Fall at Home to Cuyahoga 35-36
Dayton, OH- Sinclair Women’s Basketball (21-7, 9-6) came out determined to win for Sophomore Night against the Challengers of Cuyahoga Community College (20-7, 10-5), but came up just short at the end. Sophomores being recognized included Doriann Carter (Northmont H.S.), Reanna Dudley (Chaminade Julienne H.S.), and Lauren Roetgerman (Minster H.S.).
The 1st quarter started off with 2 made free throws for Sinclair as they took an early lead. The defense for the Tartans was able to force 2 shot clock violations against the Challengers in 2 possessions. The first 4 possessions for Cuyahoga resulted in turnovers and benefited Sinclair. Sinclair had good offensive rebounds to retain possession for them and their offense was making their shots. By the end of the 1st quarter, Cuyahoga led 12-13. Lauren Roetgerman led the way with 5 points.
The 2nd quarter looked to be going in Sinclair’s favor. Turnovers hurt the Tartans as they got the lead and were trying to protect it. Sinclair’s defense held Cuyahoga to only 5 points in the 2nd quarter to make it a 23-18 halftime lead for the Tartans. Aaryn Evans (6-0/FR-Thurgood Marshall H.S.) had 5 points.
Sinclair had good ball movement throughout the 3rd quarter while on offense. Turnovers were kept to a minimum and the team was rebounding well. The Tartans were hanging onto their slim lead over the Challengers during the 3rd quarter. Going into the 4th quarter, Sinclair had the lead 30-28. Madison Connallly-Banks (6-01/FR-Fairmont H.S.) had 3 points for the Tartans.
The 4th quarter unfortunately went in Cuyahoga’s favor. The Challengers took the lead 31-30 and was able to go on a 7-0 run. Sinclair’s offense was not making their shots and did not seem to be clicking. Defense was the key for both teams in this final quarter. With 12.4 seconds left, Cuyahoga was up 33-35 and Sinclair had the ball. Cuyahoga made 1 free throw to put them up by 3 points. As time was expiring in the game, Nia Martin (5-04/FR-Trotwood-Madison H.S.) was fouled on her 3 point FG which put her on the line with 0.4 seconds left on the clock. The first free throw was made with two more to go. With loads of pressure and a loud gymnasium, the second free throw was missed and pretty much locked up the win for Cuyahoga. The third free throw was made, but by then it was too late for Sinclair and time ran out. The Challangers came out on top over the Tartans 35-36.
Lauren Roetgerman finished with 6 points, Dorianna Carter had 3 points, and Reanna Dudley had 7 points.
All home games are played in Building 8 on the downtown Dayton campus.
Athletic Director Intern
Sinclair Community College