Women's Basketball Falls to Rocky

Women's Basketball Falls to Rocky

DICKINSON, ND- The Blue Hawk women's basketball team took on Rocky Mountain College Bears Thursday evening in the second contest of their three-game home stand.

The Blue Hawks fought hard early in the game, controlling the pace of the game and grabbing a few offensive rebounds. The solid performance from the Blue Hawks had the game tied up at 9 mid-way through the first quarter. The Bears responded by going on a 7 to 2 run to finish the first quarter, leading 16 to 11 heading into the next period.

In the second quarter, the Bears continued their run from the first. For the first half the Bears were able to shoot 45% from the field, while on the other end of the court the Blue Hawks were only able to convert on just 4 of 22 attempts (18%). The poor shooting plus giving up 12 turnovers to the Bears, put the Blue Hawks down 33 to 16 heading into halftime.

In the second half, the Blue Hawks found more of an offensive rhythm, scoring 11 in both the third and fourth quarters. But, their defense was not enough to shut the bears down. The Bears were able to again shoot for 45% from the field, but in the second half they were able to convert 8 times from three-point range. The big shots from the Bears buried the Blue Hawks, giving the Bears the win 70 to 38.

Karen Hopkins led the Blue Hawks, putting up 7 points in the contest. Jennifer Burnham was able to grab 12 rebounds in the game.

A Look Ahead: The Blue Hawks next game will be Friday night when they take on Salish Kootenai College in Scott Gymnasium. The game will tip off at 5:00.