Claremore Daily Progress

November 19, 2013

East Central roars past Lady 'Cats, 79-48


ADA — The Rogers State women’s basketball team was unable to find the bottom of the net leading to Saturday’s loss to East Central 79-48 inside the Kerr Activities Center.

The Hillcats shot just 25.9 percent for the game and a lowly 19.2 percent from the field in the first half as ECU held a 39-18 lead at the half. The first half saw RSU open with a 2-0 advantage but after a pair of ties the Lady Tigers made the most of an opportunity building the 21 point advantage.

Coach Roxanne Long called upon 12 players as she went to a full court press helping lead to 17 turnovers by ECU, 10 of those in the second stanza, but RSU was unable to convert offensively with just 12 points off turnovers.

East Central (3-0) saw five players finish in double figures offensively led by Ashley Robison and Alycea Price with 15 points each. The Lady Tigers shot 47.5 percent from the field and made 7-of-19 on 3-pointers All 10 Lady Tigers that saw action scored in the third consecutive home victory for ECU.

Katy Harsen led RSU in scoring as the senior transfer guard finished with 14 points as the lone Hillcat to reach double digit scoring totals.

RSU did make 75 percent from the free throw line but only attempted 20 shots on the afternoon.

Rogers State (1-2) will begin Heartland Conference action on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. facing McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. RSU Radio 91.3FM will provide live action of the game as well as on or on the Hillcat Network (