Lady Bobcats Compelling Win in Double-Overtime
With 10 seconds left on the clock, the lady Bobcats anxiously rushed down the Spartans court handing the ball to senior Ronje James, who thus scored the game winning shot in double over time leaving the score, 78-76.
York College (Pa.) opened their home court at the York’s Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center, to the Frostburg State University’s women and men’s basketball team on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Although the Bobcat men were overpowered, returning home with an ending score of 52-67, the lady Bobcats had a victorious win against the lady Spartans.
Starting the game off strong, the lady Spartans ended the first half with a leading score of 19-25. But, soon after the halftime break, the lady Bobcats seemed to bring a different vibe to the court. These ladies were more focused and ready to take the win and return home with a victory. After an intense second quarter the game took an unexpected twist; the lady Bobcats fiercely took the lead ending the second quarter 39-33. Totaling these points up (58-58), the game was then sent into overtime (OT). Over the next 5 minutes both team played vigorously with a point to prove; the lady Spartans, wanting to defend their home court and lady Bobcats, wanting to prove they are a powerful force.
As both teams cheered their lady teammates on during the remaining 5 minutes, it is needless to say these ladies have played in an exhausting game. After two 20-minute halves and crossing over into OT, both the lady Spartans and Bobcats ended OT with another tying score of 7-7. Resulting in yet another tied game, these two teams played another 5 minute overtime quarter. During the intense second OT the lady Bobcats were strong enough to pull through and take the win (78-76).
Senior Ronje James had an amazing game; not only did Ms. James score the game point sending both teams to OT, but she also tied the game at the end of the first overtime by making two free throws. In addition, Ms. James, with a remaining 10 seconds left in double-overtime, scored the game winning shot leading the lady Bobcats to a victorious win. Due to James’s dedication and strive to win she tied Frostburg State University’s record with a heaping sum of 44 points that has stood since the year 2000 and also set the record as the most individual points scored in a single game at York’s Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center.
Along with (Sr.) Ronje James, (Sr.) Shaniqua Hall and (Jr.) Courtney Young assisted in the victory. Ms. Hall scored a total of 11 points as well as grabbing 8 rebounds and Ms. Young totaled 12 points as well as snatching seven rebounds. (Jr.) Bria Jones and (Fr.) Adiowa Pinkrah as well as others also went on to helping the lady Bobcats bring home a well-earned victory.
The lady Bobcats will host their final season game against Marymount University this Saturday. Hoping to end the season with a win, Frostburg State University will assist in cheering on their lady Bobcats.