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STLCC Women Edge Penn Valley
January 23, 2014
|Marshaya Sangster came off the bench to score 14 points
for the Archers in their 58-57 win over MCC-Penn Valley
It wasn’t pretty, but the Archers will take it.
After seeing a seven-point lead nearly slip away in the waning seconds of Wednesday’s game against Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, the Archers managed to eke out a 58-57 win, their third consecutive victory against a Region XVI opponent.
They had defeated Wentworth Community College and Cottey College in the previous week.
“It’s the same story, we’re having a hard time finishing games,” head coach Shelly Ethridge said. “We let teams play with us and we haven’t really finished them off, and that’s been an issue.”
The Archers entered the final 1:30 with a seven-point lead, but squandered a pair of offensive possessions while allowing two 3-pointers in transition.
STLCC was able to overcome that late letup largely due to the contributions of forward Marshaya Sangster, who came off the bench to lead the Archers with 14 points. Sangster’s production was particularly crucial, given that only four other Archers scored in the contest.
“She’s really progressing for us, and I hope she continues to do so because we’re going to need her for the stretch,” Ethridge said.
The Archers improved to 13-4 overall. They have won four of their last five games.
Due to unplayable floor conditions at Forest Park related to water damage, Wednesday’s win was the first game played at STLCC-Meramec since Ethridge guided the Meramec Magic to an NJCAA Tournament bid in the team’s final season.
Both the men’s and women’s teams will play the remainder of their home schedule at Meramec, including this Saturday’s doubleheader against North Central College. The women will tip off the afternoon at 1 p.m. The men’s game will follow at approximately 3 p.m.
Notes from courtside
- The third annual Cancer Awareness Game is slated Feb. 8 against Wentworth Military Academy. T-shirts for the event can be purchased through the women’s basketball program. The game also will feature raffles, drawings and giveaways. All proceeds will benefit Kane Weinberg, a young, local cancer patient. The contest tips off at 1 p.m.
- Feb. 8 also marks Sophomore Appreciation Day. Archer sophomores on both the women’s and men’s teams will be honored prior to their contests. This will be the final home game for the women’s squad. The men’s game begins at approximately 3 p.m.