Rangers Pin 18-Point Setback on Cold-Shooting Gophers

Rangers Pin 18-Point Setback on Cold-Shooting Gophers

.279 Shooting Performance Includes 0-for-12 Effort on Three-Pointers

MADISON, N.J. — It was easy to spot where the four points by which Goucher trailed Drew at the end of the first half of this afternoon's Landmark Conference game came from.

Both teams made nine field goals and both knocked down four free throws in the opening 20:00. But the Rangers were 4-for-9 from three-point range and the Gophers missed all four of their attempts from distance.

The Gophers never did find their stroke as they went 0-for-8 on three-point tries in the second half and were beaten by the Rangers, 57-39.

Three of Drew's three-point baskets in the first half came on successive possessions and turned a one-point lead into a 16-6 advantage with 12:40 remaining before halftime. The Gophers (6-16, 2-10 Landmark) spent the remainder of the period working to narrow their deficit and got it down to 26-22 by the break.

The Rangers (13-10, 4-9 Landmark), however, tallied the first seven points of the second half to re-establish a double-digit lead. The rest of the way, Goucher never got closer than to within seven points.

Drew's Jessica DelVecchio led all scorers as she contributed 17 points to the victory. For Goucher, Kiara Doughty (Salisbury, Md./Wicomico) and Elizabeth von Ende (Leawood, Kan./American Hebrew Academy) finished with 11 and 10 points, respectively, and Amber Smith (Baltimore, Md./Institute of Notre Dame) grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds.

The 0-for-12 performance on three-pointers dragged down Goucher's overall shooting numbers. For the game, the Gophers were 17-for-61 from the field, which computes to a .279 shooting percentage.