DENVER, Colo. ---- The South Dakota School of Mines women’s
basketball team closed out the 2013-14 season with an impressive 100-66 victory
over the Johnson and Wales Lady Wildcats Saturday afternoon in Denver, Colo.
The win gives the Lady Hardrockers a 10-16 record for the year.
The Hardrockers had an outstanding showing in rebounds,
which was a key factor in the game, coming down with 65 rebounds to just 29 for
JWU. SD Mines converted 41 points on second chance opportunities while the
Wildcats got just two.
SD Mines shot 47 percent on the night making good on 37-78
while Johnson and Wales connected on 20-60 for 33 percent. The ‘Rockers
connected on eight three-pointers and JWU was able to knock down nine.
The Wildcats only lead of the game came in the first couple
of minutes when the home team led 6-0 over the Hardrockers. However, the
visitors surged forward, took a 40-33 edge at at the half and then outscored
the Wildcats, 60-33. SD Mines’ biggest lead was 38 points late in the game.
All nine women’s players found their way into the scorebook
with six Lady ‘Rockers reaching double figures. Sophomore Jessica Shull had a career game with 25 points and six
rebounds., junior Mackenzie Kenney tacked on 11 points and eight rebounds,
sophomore Devyn Ashce contributed with 14 points and 11 rebounds, freshman
Megan Rohrer added 11 points and nine rebounds, senior Renae Waters added 11
points and nine rebounds and sophomore Brianna Huggins tacked on 10 points and