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Roughriders Split at North Ark Classic

Roughriders Split at North Ark Classic

Crowder opened up the 2019-20 season at the North Ark Classic in Harrison, AR.  On Friday night the Roughriders took on Coffeyville and got off to a slow start trailing 17-7 after one quarter.  Crowder came alive in the second quarter and outscored the Red Ravens 20-8 for a 27-25 lead at the half.  The Roughriders kept it close for about 5 minutes in the third quarter but then Coffeyville pulled away for the 74-56 victory. Three freshman led the way with Fiona Wilson's 17 on 3 of 4 from behind the arc.  Jonisha Rolle and Makayla White each chipped in 10 points while White hauled in a team high 8 rebounds.  Nathalia Silva and Maia Wright each had two assists.

Coffeyville Boxscore

 Saturday Crowder faced the Missouri Baptist JV and they were deadlocked 12-12 after one quarter of play.  The Spartans outscored Crowder in the second quarter for a 31-26 lead at the half.  The teams traded baskets in the third quarter and Crowder trailed 43-36 after three quarters.  The Spartans stretched the lead to ten but the Roughriders kept battling and clawed their way back into the game.  Nathalia Silva weaved a pass to  Jonisha Rolle who tied it up with 3.3 seconds left in the game.  After a timeout Crowder's defense kept the opponents from getting a shot off and the game was headed to overtime.  The Roughriders dominated the extra period holding the Spartans to one point in route to the 63-58 victory.  Sophomore Ashley Reichert led all scorers with a career high 24 points.  Freshman Jonisha Rolle turned in the first double double of her young career with 18 points and 12 rebounds.  Nathalia Silva had 9 rebounds while Makayla White led with 4 assists and Maia Wright had 2 steals.

MO Baptist JV Boxscore

 Crowder is 1-1 on the season and opens the home portion of their schedule next weekend when they host the Roughrider Classic on Nov. 8-9.  The schedule is as follows:

Friday

Hesston v Coffeyville at 5:00 PM

SAU Tech v Crowder at 7:00 PM

Saturday

SAU Tech v Coffeyville at 1:00 PM

Hesston v Crowder at 3:00 PM