The Lady Badger basketball team bounced back on a road trip to Wyoming after losing to a good Eastern Wyoming team, 57-69.
A bad third quarter offensively and defensively spelled the difference as the Snow College women’s basketball team only scored six points and allowed 23 points on the way to the loss.
“We need to work on consistency,” said Snow’s Coach Zu Grinsell. “We have struggled a few times starting the second half. It seems we have one quarter that we let down and it is costing us.”
Ashlee Edwards led the Badgers with 13 points, 10 rebounds and four steals. Kylie Larsen brought a spark off the bench with 10 points and nine rebounds. Passion Reitz added 10 points, three assists and three steals while playing as the only point guard due to injuries.
The Lady Badgers bounced back with a much needed one point win over Casper College on the road with a half-court shot at the end of the half by Jenna Czarnecki and a buzzer beater by Kylie Larsen to win 69-68.
“A great team effort led the Badgers to the win,” said Grinsell. “No matter how many minutes they got, it was a great team win and team effort.”
Ashlee Edwards finished with a game high 18 points, six rebounds and four steals. Sarah Lange and Addi Johnson contributed ten points each and dominated in the paint. Passion Reitz had 11 points and four assists while running the point with great composure.
The Lady Badgers also got a big shot in the arm from their bench on the way to a 97-49 win over Northeastern Junior College in Casper, Wyo. the next day. The Badger bench provided 62 of the 97 points as everyone got into the scoring column.
“Even with all the points we scored, I liked the defense,” said Grinsell. “We allowed 23 points in the first quarter, but only 49 in the next three quarters combined.”
Kenedy Eskelson came off the bench to lead the Badgers with 14 points, five assists and eight steals. Addi Johnson was 5-5 from the field and scored 11 points to establish a strong presence in the paint. Dani Ross finished with 17 points with strong shooting from behind the 3-point line. Jenna Czarnecki had 15 points for the Badgers.
Snow College opens conference play this Thursday when they host Colorado Northwestern at the Snow College Horne Activity Center at 5 p.m.