January 06, 2015

Lady Bobcats Pick Up Two Big Wins in Coke/Subway Classic

Lady BobcatsWIN vs. Grand View University (73-56):  On Friday afternoon, the Lady Bobcats defeated Grand View University by a score of 73-56 in the Coca-Cola/Subway Classic. The Lady Bobcats opened up the first half with an 8-0 run, and despite a field goal percentage of 29%, they closed out the first half with a 34-28 lead.  Grand View pulled to within three points in the opening minutes of the second half, but an unanswered run of 13 points put the Bobcats up by 16 at the 11:39 mark in the second half. The Lady Cats held their own the remainder of the game to claim a 17-point victory. The Lady Cats' senior center Tanner Merriman (pictured) led all scorers with 17 points and also garnered 7 rebounds.  Also making strong contributions for the Lady Cats were Brandy Uchtman (14 pts, 5 rebounds) and Hannah Wisdom (13 pts, 9 rebounds). 

WIN vs. Viterbo University (83-55):  The NAIA DII No. 19 C of O Lady Bobcats claimed their second victory of the weekend as they dominated Viterbo University by a score of 83-55 on Saturday afternoon.  The Lady Bobcats posted a 49% field goal percentage in the first half, with Hannah Wisdom and Tanner Merriman leading the way with 8 points apiece, and Maison Bovard closely following with 7.  Brandy Uchtman contributed four rebounds, and the Lady ‘Cats took a 17-point lead into the locker room at halftime (43-26).  The second half found the Bobcats draining more great shots, with senior guard Kayla Kepler adding three 3-pointers to the mix, as they racked up a 28-point lead  on 54% field goal shooting to close out the game at 83-55.  Senior center Tanner Merriman led the Bobcats for the second game in a row with 19 points, going 7-14 from the floor and 5-7 from the free throw line.  Also making significant contributions in Saturday’s win were Hannah Wisdom (16 pts, 3 assists), Kayla Kepler (13 pts, 4 assists), Brandy Uchtman (10 pts., 8 rebounds), and Maison Bovard (9 pts, 8 rebounds).

The Lady Bobcats improved their overall record to 9-5 and will have a short break before hitting the road for conference play against Haskell University on January 16th.