Friday, November 28, 2014

Lady Braves snap drought

By The Herald Staff | 1/10/2014

STERLING — The Gleason Center has been a tough place to play for the Ottawa University women’s squad.

The Lady Braves broke a seven-year drought Thursday with a 74-67 victory over the Lady Warriors in Sterling.

STERLING — The Gleason Center has been a tough place to play for the Ottawa University women’s squad.

The Lady Braves broke a seven-year drought Thursday with a 74-67 victory over the Lady Warriors in Sterling.

It was the first win in Sterling since 2007. It was the Lady Braves’ seventh straight victory and their fourth straight conference win.

Mikayla Skidmore paced Ottawa (8-7, 4-1) with a career high 25 points. She was 10-for-14 from the floor.

Amber Ramsey finished with 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds. Ashley Romig had 10 points and five rebounds.

The Lady Braves pushed their lead to 12 points at 59-47 with just under 12 minutes left.

The Ottawa men kept battling back from behind, but never could wrestle the lead from the Warriors, who upended the Braves, 84-76.

The Braves (7-8, 2-3) were led by Julian Rose with a game-high 31 points on 11-for-14 shooting from the floor.

Colin Nichols topped Ottawa with eight rebounds. Kameron Lindsay had a team-high five assists and 20 points.

Ottawa cut a double-digit deficit down to three at 77-74 with 2:54 left in the game, but could not come any closer. Ottawa scored two points the rest of the game.

Sterling held a 17-5 advantage in points off 14 Ottawa turnovers.

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