Posted 2 years ago
By John Axtell
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Another powerful offensive display ignited the Western Nebraska Community College women’s basketball team to its 11th straight win during the final day of the Air Force Prep Tournament on Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The Cougars, after tallying 91 points in a win over the Las Vegas Heat on Friday, hit the 90-point mark again with a 90-36 win over Air Force Prep. WNCC is now 11-0 on the season.
WNCC took control of the game early, moving out to a 46-14 halftime lead.
Ten different Cougars cracked the scoring column. Gritt Ryder led the way offensively with 20 points. Jess Samorodova added 18 points. Shalisa Moffit and Simone Evans both tallied nine points each, while Ashley Stevens finished with eight and Michelle Brassard had seven.
Lopsided victories have become a common theme for WNCC throughout the opening stretch of the season. Harnish said his young squad is progressing nicely and has earned its unbeaten record.
“We’ve played well enough to be 11-0,” Harnish said. “I think we’ve outplayed our opponent in every game and we’ve played with a lot of intensity night in and night out. By doing that, it’s got us to where we are at.”
WNCC will return home to host the Cougar Holiday Classic beginning Thursday when they face Colby Community College at 7 p.m. WNCC will then face play at 5 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday in the Holiday Classic.
Following those three straight games, the Cougars will conclude the first-semester portion of their schedule on Dec. 11 playing at the Colorado Christian junior varsity.
WNCC (11-0) 46 44 — 90
Air Force Prep 15 21 — 36
Gritt Ryder 20, Jess Samorodova 18, Jessica Aratani 6, Ashley Stevens 8, Shalisa Moffit 9, Simone Evans 9, Michelle Brassard 7, Kelsey Doddridge 3, Jenna Lindquist 3, Alyssa Yates 2.