Women’s Basketball Defeats Robert Morris-Peoria

Brandi Fier’s 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists led #11 ICC women’s basketball team to a 63-34 victory over Robert Morris-Peoria on Wednesday night at Ramsey Gym.  The Cougars moved to 5-3 on the season while RMU-P dropped to 1-3. 

The Cougars sped out to a 12-0 lead in the beginning minutes but then shot themselves in the foot at the end of the first period as they went the final seven possessions without scoring a basket, allowing RMU-P to close the gap to 17-7 after the first quarter.  The Cougar offense continued to roll behind Fier, Kellyn Maynard, and Sommer Burgard, and ICC took a 39-17 halftime lead as they shot 52% from the field (16-31).   

The second half was not pretty by any stretch of the imagination, with both teams barely scoring a point a minute in the 3rd quarter and ICC took a 50-30 lead.  ICC took hurried shots, didn’t run their offenses patiently and shot only 24% in the 2nd half, while the Eagles were at 19%. Burgard was the only other Cougar in double figures (15 pts), while Maynard and Kalyn Lyons each finished with 8 points and 7 rebounds. 

Final stats:
FG percentage:  25-68 (37%)
3pt percentage:  4-17 (24%)
FT percentage:  9-9 (100%)
Turnovers:  18 (the goal is < 16)

Next game:  Saturday, Dec. 3 at Moberly Area Community College at 2:00 pm.  We are still waiting to hear if the game will be live-streamed and will send out an email if that is indeed the case.  

ICC Women’s Basketball has fan gear for sale (short and long-sleeved t-shirts, crew & hoody sweatshirts) until Monday, December 5th.  If you are interested in placing an order, please email Coach Redeker at [email protected] for an order form.