Rachel Schueller goes up for a block. ~ Photo by "Papa" Razzi Sports Photography
CALEDONIA – The Lady Rams cagers proved that a road trip doesn’t stymie their game, Friday, Jan. 11. Rockford traveled to Caledonia to take on the Fighting Scots and came home with a decisive 57-33 victory. The win moves Rockford’s record to 8-2 overall, and 3-0 in the competitive OK Red.
The Fighting Scots were able to keep pace in the first quarter with the Rams, with Rockford leading 14-10 at the buzzer. But, after that it was all Rams as Rockford added 17 points in the second quarter while holding Caledonia to just six points to close out the first half with a lopsided 31-16 score.
The Rams continued the assault in the third quarter, tallying another 16 points to claim a 47-25 score at the end of the third. It didn’t get any better for the Fighting Scots in the fourth, with the Lady Rams lighting up the scoreboard with a 57-33 final score to claim the victory.
“The girls played a complete game from start to finish Friday night,” said Ram head coach Brad Wilson. “We had a great balance in playing time and scoring. We held their best player to just four points, and offensively were able to score both in the paint and from beyond the arc with nine 3's.
Ram junior Madi Kleefisch paced the Rams on the floor with 11 points, Anna Glynn chipped in nine points, and Megan McCauley added eight. Syd Reinke tallied five points and registered seven rebounds.
“Senior Rachel Schueller was our player of the game,” shared Wilson. “She came in and really took advantage of her time. She scored six points, and finished the game with a 3-point shot to put an explanation point on a great team victory.”
The Rams will now face off against an undefeated Grand Haven team, Tuesday, Jan. 15, in an away contest. The freshman team plays at 4 p.m., JV is slated for 5:30 p.m. and tip off for the varsity team is at 7 p.m.
Madi Kleefisch at the free throw line. ~ Photo by "Papa" Razzi Sports Photography
Megan McCauley inbounds the ball. ~ Photo by "Papa" Razzi Sports Photography