On Saturday, Feb. 2, looking to rebound after a tough loss to Moravian College, women’s basketball traveled to Baltimore, MD to face another Landmark Conference foe in Goucher College. The Rangers were seeking to get an easy victory after routing the Gophers by 27 points in their first matchup of the season.
However, the Gophers had other plans as they kept the game close going into halftime as the Rangers only lead by 2 points, 24-22. Drew came out on their heels in the third quarter with Goucher assuming the lead 40-37 at the end of the third quarter. The turning point came in the contest came with 8:05 reaming in the final quarter, the Rangers buckled down on defense to allow only six points in the final stretch. Drew escaped the matchup a 55-50 victory to leave Goucher still winless in the Landmark Conference.
The Rangers tallied their 400th program victory with this win. Julia Ramos (‘21) tallied 18 points, five assists and three steals. Hailey Stine (‘19) contributed 16 points, while Erin Frederick (‘21) added 9 points and seven rebounds. Nashdah Noel (‘22) posted a season-high 10 rebounds.
Hitting the road again for a midweek matchup Drew traveled to Selinsgrove, PA on Wednesday, Feb. 7, to take on Susquehanna University. After a nailbiter on the weekend, the Rangers came out hungry, scoring the first six points of the contest and never trailing the remainder of the game. At the break Drew lead the Riverhawks 25-16.
With the defense in check, the Rangers turned up the heat on offense scoring 19 points in the third quarter and racked up 23 points during the fourth. Drew’s all-around effort earned them the 67-50 win for their second straight Landmark Conference victory.
Julia Ramos could not be stopped on the court dropping an astounding career-high 33 points, 22 of which came in the second half. She also added four steals. For the second game in a row, Hailey Stine notched 16 points, paired with six rebounds. Sarah Henig (‘19) and Frederick also grabbed seven boards apiece.
Drew is now tied for fourth place in the Landmark Conference standings with three more conference opponents left to conclude their schedule. Next up for women’s basketball will be a matchup against Elizabethtown College on Saturday, Feb. 9, when they return to Baldwin Gymnasium.