By Clinton Dick
Editor in Chief
By Kaitlynn Munoz
After a two game losing streak, the Lady Builders pulled out a win against the Sterling College Lady Warriors 71-68 Saturday night in Stewart Field House.
Zefiryn Bryan, junior forward, led the team with 22 points. Annjelina Robinson, senior guard, and Montana Rickey, sophomore guard, both had 15 points. Rickey was eight for eight at the free throw line, which led the team to a win against the Lady Warriors.
In the first half the Lady Builders were up by eleven points, but the Lady Warriors started coming back slowly. By halftime the Lady Builders were leading 36-29. Dave Denly, head women’s basketball coach, talked to his players at halftime about how the offense and defense both need to pick up, “We had a good effort in the first half. We just had lapses of rebounding we gave up to many rebounds and we also couldn’t finish our short shots inside the paint.”
The Lady Warriors started coming back into the game in the second half. Denly had to take a time out and tell talk to the Lady Builders, “We had to defend. I also said that we need to be patient on the offensive side as well.” The Lady Builders had seven turnovers in the second half.
With one minute left in the game Sterling was within one point of tying the game. The Lady Builders held on to the lead, then at 12.4 seconds left the Lady Warriors fouled Rickey and sent her to the free throw line for a one and one. Her teammates had no worries about Rickey missing her free throws, Bryan who was on the court with her talks about her faith in Rickey, “I was nervous but I knew Montana was going to make them. I have full confidence in her.”
Rickey’s free throws put the game away 71-68. The Lady Builders who are now 9-3 in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference and will be playing Thursday night at 6 p.m. at McPherson College. The Lady Bulldogs are 7-5 in the KCAC.
Kaitlynn Munoz is a sophomore majoring in communications. You may e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org