Women’s Basketball Weekend Highlights

Cougars Shoot Down Gogebic In Victory

The #10 ICC women’s basketball team opened the game on an 16-0 run and never looked back, defeating Gogebic Community College (Ironwood, MI) on Saturday afternoon, February 11, at the Ramsey Gym.  The Cougars nailed seven 3-pointers on the day, dished out 21 assists and limited the Lady Samsons to 35% field goal shooting to get the win.

After a 2-all tie, Bailey Larsen (2) and Brandi Fier (1) connected on back-to-back-to-back three-pointers (assists Jasmine Elliott, Serena Meiss, and Sommer Burgard) to get the Cougars rolling.  Elliott scored inside (assist Burgard), followed by a Meiss field goal (assist Larsen) to go up 18-2 at the 6:14 mark.  Kellyn Maynard and Burgard scored inside (assists Krystal Walker and Brianna Henson) to make the score 22-6, but Gogebic closed the quarter on a run to draw to within 26-14 after the first period.

The ICC defense forced the Lady Samsons into four straight turnovers to start the second quarter and cashed them into scores by Elliott, Fier, Meiss, and Henson to push their lead to 34-14.  The Cougars continued to use good ball movement to create scores and took a 51-25 halftime advantage on a put back by Maynard to end the half.  The second half was much the same, with ICC holding a 69-37 lead after the third and finishing out the game to move their overall record to 19-6.

Team goals reached:

Shot on offense & stop on defense after a time out
Opponent doesn’t score at end of quarter
Get 50/50 balls
Opponent doesn’t go on 6-0 run
Free throw shooting:  93% (13-14)
Win bench scoring:  34-0

Individual stats:

Fier (14 pts, 4 asts), Maynard (12 pts, 9 reb, 4 st), Burgard (12 pts, 7 reb, 3 asts, 3 blks, AND 8 for 8 from the FT line), Meiss (12 pts, 3 asts), Henson (11 pts), Larsen (8pts, 5 asts, 5 reb), Elliott (6 pts, 6 reb), Walker (5pts, 3 asts), McClintock (6 pts, 4 reb), Lyons (4 reb, 2 blks).

Next game: 

Home game on Wednesday, February 15 vs. #11 Parkland College at Ramsey Gym at 6pm.  It is also our Hoopin’ For Hope Cancer Awareness Night.

Other: 

Special guests were in attendance at today’s game for the celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.  The Cougars invited area junior high girls’ basketball teams who placed at the IESA state tournament and recognized the players and coaches at halftime.  Teams in attendance were:  Germantown Hills 7th grade (state champions in 3A), Farmington Central 7th grade (2nd place in 3A), Germantown Hills 8th grade (3rd place in 3A), and St. Patrick’s Washington (4th place in 1A).  Jennifer Bartlett, former ICC volleyball player, was the guest speaker at halftime, sharing how she has used athletics to expand opportunities in her life.