Lady Rams crush Lumberjills with stout defense and offensive surges

The North Central women’s basketball team quickly overcame a rocky start against the Northland College Lumberjills on their way to a dominant late-season victory on Feb. 4. The Rams won 95-67.

Photo by Ericka Sura

Lady Rams steal the basketball from the Lumberjills during the women’s basketball game. Photo by Ericka Sura.

Lizzy Swanson and Annabel Morrisroe continued their streak of high-scoring games for the Rams, both scoring over 25 points.

The Rams found themselves down by a score of 9-6 early in the game. Seven minutes in, the defense stood tall while the offense got hot, the high point being a half-court buzzer-beater to end the first quarter. The Rams never looked back.

The hot streak continued into the second quarter. North Central only gave up 12 points in the quarter while the offense continued to pour it on, leading by as much as 18 points. The Rams went into the locker room leading 41-26.

The Rams did not ease up the pressure in the second half, scoring five points in the first minute of the third quarter. The rest of the game was dominated by the Rams, who led by as many as 30 points as the game came to a close.

A rough game with many fouls called against Northland culminated in a technical foul called on Lumberjills coach, Daryle Tucker, halfway through the fourth quarter.

The next game for the Rams is Tuesday at Finlandia. The Rams then return to Minneapolis for their final homestand of the season against Crown College and Minnesota Morris on Feb. 10 and 11.

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